• 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

Research results for the study...

We recently asked for participants¬†in an online study by The University of Birmingham, aiming to describe what the patient experience is like during the transition from paediatric to adult UK healthca…

Au Revoir London, Bonjour Paris!

Dan cycles 300 miles from London to Paris to raise funds for IA Dan Ralph is undertaking quite a challenge in August as he prepares to cycle from London to Paris. He is hoping the 300 mile challeng…

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…

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.