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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
As part of a recent study looking at exercise with a stoma, IA was delighted to fund phase 2 of this research study focusing on […]
Re-Designing the Ostomy Bag Study Are you older than 16? Are you living with an ostomy bag or had to use one in the past? […]
IA is delighted to be one of the 17 organisations partnering with IBD UK to create the IBD Standards and shape the future care of […]
A research student at Birmingham City University is completing a study on the use of cannabis for medical purposes. Specifically, the research depicts attitudes, knowledge […]
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.