Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day - 19 May 2016

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is used to describe two chronic disorders Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, both cause inflammation of the small and/or the large bowel. Both conditions can also affect parts of the body outside the bowel and may be associated with poor general health.

IBD affects approximately 1 in 250 people aged 5–49 nationally and each year more and more young people are being diagnosed.

Get Involved!

- Join our Facebook Q&A session from 1230-130pm on Thursday 19 May.
- Share your own story on social media and use the hashtag #IBD2016
- Follow the conversation on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels #IBD2016
- View our materials:

IBD - 12 Things you need to know

A free pamphlet on the diagnosis and treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease information booklet.

Media Release, Thursday 12 May - IBD The Invisible Disease

Media Release, Monday 16 May - Yes You Can! - Enjoy a full happy life with IBD

Media Release, Monday 23 May - IBD Facebook Q&A Session a Great Success!

Inflammatory Bowel Disease infographic (see below graphic)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Infographic

The educational grants received from Abbvie and Takeda in support of IBD awareness, are gratefully acknowledged.