• 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

Patient engagement event focusing on...

A patient engagement event focusing on stratification in colorectal cancer is being held on 13th January at the Thackray Medical Museum (please click here to see the flyer).…

Pouch surgery - a surgeon's view

IA was delighted when Mr Simon Radley, consultant colorectal surgeon, accepted an invitation to speak at their Pouch Information Day recently on a surgeon’s view of pouch surgery – it appears that Mr…

Great news to hear the journalist...

Great news to hear the journalist George Alagiah is in remission and returning to work. Living with a bag can give you an exceptional life too George, we support thousands of people who do and have be…

After raising over £100,000 to help...

GastroCycle 2016 is your chance to do something amazing. Join Core as they ride from Newcastle to Liverpool over four fantastic days in June. There will be overnight stays in Harrogate, Sheffield and…

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.