• 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

How can the NHS improve care for...

The Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Priority Setting Partnership seeks to identify the most important future research areas to improve care for patients having an operation or procedure requiring a…

Exploring the experiences of people...

A research team based at the University of Hull are conducting some IA funded research, exploring the experiences of people living with an ileostomy.…

Blake Beckford #FightWithBlake

#FightWithBlake is an awareness campaign to fight the stigma of IBD and having a stoma, setup by Blake Beckford.…

Forum issues resolved

The forum is now back up and running but, due to some data corruption issues, any posts made after approximately 11pm on Sunday 8th June have been lost. Please accept our apologies for any inconven…

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.