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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
Are you based in Northern Ireland living with an ileostomy? Would you be willing to participate in a leakage study? If you are aged 18-70 […]
Researchers at NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre are conducting research into whether people with an ileostomy receive the dietary advice they require. If you were […]
Our research aims to improve physical activity levels and improve quality of life in people with a stoma following surgery for IBD (e.g. Colitis and […]
If you are an adult aged between 18-69 years you are invited to take part in this novel research project comparing health and well-being in […]
The Value of an IA Visitor
Visiting is one of the most important services IA offers, as it allows patients to meet and talk to someone in complete confidence who has experienced a situation similar to their own.
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.