Books for Patients

This page covers our books for patients.
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Stoma Care – A Guide for Patients

Written by Rali Marinova, Petya Marinova and Zarah Perry-Woodford, St Mark’s Hospital. Our new stoma book will be a useful read for both patients and healthcare professionals. Its aim is to promote self-care by providing stoma patients with detailed information on stoma care and empowering them to independently care for their stoma on daily basis. Additionally, the book will guide them through every step of their life with a stoma and also help healthcare professionals better understand the stoma patients’ journey and specific needs.

Ileo-Anal Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis – A Guide for Patients

Written by Zarah Perry-Woodford; Consultant Nurse Pouch and Stoma Care, St Mark’s Hospital. This book aims to prepare patients who are considering ileo-anal pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis. It covers topics such as stoma care, dietary and lifestyle considerations, support mechanisms and offers practical assistance for managing potential complications. This book has been written by medical experts and critiqued by those living with an ileo-anal pouch. We hope it will be an asset for those who may be thinking of having surgery for UC or members of their family who may require information. “This book is dedicated to all my patients who have inspired me by their bravery and determination to conquer ill health.”


If you are interested in purchasing a copy of one of our books at £10 each, or add a further donation if you would like to help fund research and education at St Mark’s Hospital, you can pay using the following payment methods:

Direct Debit or Online Banking: when making a payment please remember to quote ‘Pouch book’ as payment reference.
Account Name: St Mark’s Hospital Foundation
Sort Code: 40-52-40 Account Number: 00085102

Phone payment: your card details will be collected via telephone and a secure virtual terminal – Point of Sales (POS), will be used to process your payment. You will need to contact us by phoning 020 8453 2099

Pouch book instructions: Once payment is complete, please contact us for further instructions regarding shipping: Email: or Tel: 020 8453 2099

Stoma Book Instructions: Once payment is complete, please contact us for further instructions regarding shipping: Email: or Tel: 020 8453 2196

Donation to St Mark’s Hospital Foundation directly: you can donate to us here.