• We're here for you

    IA is a support group run by and for people with ileostomies and internal pouches with the primary aim of helping people who have had their colon removed return to a full and active life as soon as possible after surgery

  • Supporting our young members

    Young IA aims to support our members aged under 40, and other young people, either pre-surgery or post-surgery, who undergo either an ileostomy or an internal pouch operation

  • Internal pouch advice & support

    We provide information, advice and support for people who have had internal pouch surgery, and for others who are interested in the subject

  • Enjoy the benefits of membership

    Join IA today to access visiting services, specialist advice and the IA Journal, a valuable source of information for both ileostomists & internal pouch patients

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Latest News

Calling all members in Scotland:...

NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government are committed to providing a high standard of care to ostomy patients who rely on the Stoma Care Service for their ongoing help and support. Following a rev…

Pouch Information Day November 2015

The next Internal Pouch Information Day will take place on Saturday 7th November at the Novotel Birmingham Centre (70 Broad Street). A day full of talks and interactive workshops, this is your chance…

Patient Dignity and Independence...

The NHS National Institute for Health Research are inviting people to take part in the Patient Dignity and Independence Survey. It is a short 5 minute survey looking at what is important for independe…

Exploring the experiences of the...

The University of Birmingham are conducting an online survey exploring the experiences of the transition from paediatric to adult UK healthcare services in patients with inflammatory bowel disease.…

Find your local group

IA is made up of local groups throughout Great Britain and Ireland. There is also a postal branch for overseas members.

Click the map for further information about your local group, including how to get in touch.