Crohn's and Colitis UK is the working name for the National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease (NACC). Founded in 1979, the charity has been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change by bringing together people of all ages who have been diagnosed with IBD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their care.
Dedicated to creating a wider understanding of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis particularly as it affects children and young adults. They provide support for sufferers and their families and raise funds to support approved medical research aimed at finding more effective treatments and an eventual cure.
Core leads the fight against all diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas. We work with professionals and patients to support research that saves lives and improves patient outcomes, and we provide evidence-based information that enables people to take control of their condition.
The primary role of theColostomy Association is to represent the interests of people with a colostomy. We are experts in living with a colostomy and that experience is available to all colostomates, via personal contact with our volunteers. We are here to provide support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who has or is about to have a colostomy. We strive to raise awareness of what it’s like to have a stoma and what it means to live with a colostomy and by doing this, we hope to address the general lack of public knowledge. Our ultimate goal is to champion issues that affect colostomates, their families and their carers.
Stomawise is an internet-based support network for people who have undergone ileostomy, colostomy or urostomy surgery, and have a bag attached to their abdomen used to collect waste from the body. The website provides a central point where ostomates can resource information on their condition and find answers to their questions and problems found in day-to-day living with a stoma by communicating with other ostomates who have the same condition.
Patient.co.uk is the UK’s leading independent health site, established for over 15 years. With more than 16 million visits a month, it is a trusted source of information for both patients and health professionals nationwide.