• 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

Flash Day at Tattoo Studio Raises £2500

Following a flash day at Cloak and Dagger Tattoo Studio in London, IA was delighted to receive a donation of £2500. To mark the anniversary of the studio's opening, each year the studio holds a flash…

Nottinghamshire Appliance Management...

A new centralised appliance service is being set up in Nottinghamshire to manage the prescribing and delivery of stoma care products. A benefit of this service is that people will have contact with a…

IA Pouch Information Day

Are you considering an internal pouch? Do you have one already but would like to know more? Or maybe you've had a pouch for a long time and would like to meet others? Why not come along to our Pouch I…

Pouchitis Trial - Alicaforsen

Atlantic Healthcare is recruiting pouch patients for a Phase 3 trial of alicaforsen enema to treat pouchitis. The trial is a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, safety and efficacy study of…

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.