• 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

ACPGBI Ileoanal Pouch Report...

Monday 3 July 2017: IA is delighted to announce that the ACPGBI Ileoanal Pouch Report is being released later today. IA is sole sponsor of the 58 page report which reports surgical outcomes for ileoan…

Research Study - Living with an...

Researchers at the Nanotechnology and Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC) at Ulster University have developed an online questionnaire to gather information on living with a stoma and dealing with…

IA National Draw winners

IA was delighted to welcome Cllr Mrs Carole Weston, Chairman of Rochford District Council, on 31 January 2017 to draw the winning tickets for IA’s 2016 National Draw. With a brand new Vauxhall Corsa,…

It's not the end, it's the beginning

Hannah contacted IA in November 2016 as she was planning to run the Stafford Half Marathon in March 2017, in aid of IA. After Hannah’s mum had received tremendous support from IA both in the run-up to…

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.