• 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

WHWD IA zip from pier to shore on...

Wishing committee members of West Hants, Wilts & Dorset IA the best of luck as they zip wire from pier to shore in Bournemouth on World Ostomy Day (Saturday 3rd October). The team are at Rock Reef UK,…

World Ostomy Day - Saturday 3rd October

Saturday 3rd October 2015 is World Ostomy Day. A day to raise awareness of living with a stoma and encourage others to talk about this taboo subject. Living with a stoma can be difficult for many. It…

Anaesthesia & Perioperative Care...

The Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) is an initiative commissioned by the NIAA to identify important topics for future research and help direct the future research…

Dan est arrivé

We are pleased to share that on day 5 of his journey, Dan reached Paris and has raised over ¬£2350 (inc Gift Aid) for IA. This is a tremendous achievement and we are so very grateful to Dan for choo…

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.