The businesses in this section are all manufacturers of stoma and continence appliances listed in Part IX A, B and C of the Drug Tariff which are provided to patients via an FP10 prescription through Pharmacy, Dispensing Doctors and Dispensing Appliance Contractors. The membership is made up of small, medium enterprises as well as large multi national organisations.
Member companies are represented on the Part IX Industry Drug Tariff Committee, which was formed in the early 1990s to represent companies supplying medical devices through prescription to the public, as listed in Part IX of the Drug Tariff.
They are also represented on the PIPs Forum (Patients Industry Professionals Forum), a partnership between Patient Groups, Industry and Professional Groups involved in stoma and continence care, which officially launched in 2001 to address issues and challenges for patients, professionals and industry working in stoma and continence care. They are also members of the Scottish Stoma Forum which is a national reference group with representatives from patient groups, healthcare professionals and industry.