News and events

World IBD Day 2022

On World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day every year (19th May), patient organisations come together from all over the globe to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease & colitis. What is IBD? Inflammatory Bowel Diseases are...

16th May 2022

World Barrett’s Oesophagus Day 2022

Each year, the 16th May marks World Barrett’s Oesophagus Day. Barrett’s oesophagus affects around 10% of those who suffer with persistent heartburn… but have you heard of it? What is Barrett’s oesophagus? Barrett’s oesophagus is...

15th May 2022

Coeliac Disease Awareness Week 2022

On Coeliac Disease Awareness Week, Guts UK is raising awareness of this condition – in particular the delay to diagnosis. Research has shown that on average, it takes 13 years to get a diagnosis of...

9th May 2022

Liverpool Pancreatic Forum 2022

On the 17th June 2022, the Liverpool Pancreatic Forum will return in-person for the first time since COVID-19. Guts UK were delighted to hear that the Liverpool Pancreatic Forum group were returning for their 7th...

3rd May 2022

Touring toilet cubicle aims to abolish the poo taboo!

Guts UK is delighted to announce that from the 5th to the 8th April, we’ll be visiting Northampton, Liverpool and London… in style! With our friends at Fybogel, we’ll be in touring toilet cubicles (also...

4th April 2022

#GUTSelfie Campaign

On 27th June 2021, Guts UK launched our unique awareness campaign, The #GUTSelfie Campaign. We reached out to people on Instagram who are affected by a range of digestive diseases. We gave our ‘gut army’...

26th June 2021

Microscopic Colitis Awareness Week 2022

Our theme for Microscopic Colitis Awareness Week 2022 (4-8th April) is women and microscopic colitis, as women are 700% more likely than men to suffer with the condition. Today, we have launched a brand new...

3rd April 2022

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month 2022

April is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. IBS is a disorder in the gut-brain interaction. In IBS, it is thought that the gut and the brain ‘over communicate’, causing symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating,...

1st April 2022

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2022

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK. Almost 9 out of 10 people diagnosed are diagnosed when they are over the age of 60....

31st March 2022

World Cancer Day 2022

The 4th February is World Cancer Day. On this day across the globe, organisations come together, raise awareness and take action. Guts UK is a proud founding charity member of the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce...

3rd February 2022

Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month 2022

February is Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Oesophageal Cancer is the 9th most common cancer worldwide, and Guts UK is proud to be raising awareness, funding research and providing expert information on oesophageal cancer. Guts UK is...

1st February 2022