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Microscopic Colitis Awareness Week 2023

Microscopic Colitis Awareness Week 2023 (17-23rd April): The incidence (number of new cases) of microscopic colitis has doubled from 2009 to 2016. Although 17,000 new cases of microscopic colitis are diagnosed each year in the...

17th April 2023

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month 2023

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. If caught in the early stages, there is a greater than 90% chance of a cure. What is Bowel Cancer? Bowel cancer develops from polyps (a tiny bump of cells...

5th April 2023

IBS Awareness Month 2023

April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. Figures vary, but it is thought that 1 in 20 of us in the UK have IBS. What is IBS? IBS is thought to be caused by...

1st April 2023

Is your diarrhoea definitely caused by IBS?

Figures vary widely, but it is thought that Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects approximately 1 in 20 of us in the UK. A third of people with IBS are classed as having IBS-D. IBS-D is...

13th March 2023

Stamping out the stigma surrounding our guts

Guts. We all have them, around 25ft of them. But we don’t like to talk about them, so when something goes wrong, we don’t know where to turn to get help. Collaboration is key: Guts...

6th March 2023

Imodium and Guts UK collaboration post behind a grey toilet cubicle door.

Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month 2023

February is Oesophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Oesophageal cancer is the 8th most common cancer worldwide. A UK-wide survey carried out by the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce (LSCT) found that the awareness of symptoms of these cancers...

1st February 2023

Less Survivable Cancers Awareness Day 2023

Guts UK is a founding charity member of the Less Survivable Taskforce (LSCT). The LSCT was set up by a group of charities all aiming to double survival rates of the six less survivable cancers...

11th January 2023

In memoriam, in celebration: Alice Kington

It is with huge sadness that we announce the death of Alice Kington, Guts UK’s Finance Manager on November 8th 2022. Alice worked for many years at the British Society of Gastroenterology before becoming the...

5th December 2022

Achalasia Awareness Month 2022

September is achalasia awareness month. Achalasia is a condition that affects the nerves and muscles of the oesophagus (food pipe), mainly at the lower end where it meets the stomach. Achalasia hinders the passage of...

1st September 2022

Gastroparesis Awareness Month 2022

August is gastroparesis awareness month. Gastroparesis literally translates to paralysis of the stomach. Gastroparesis is a chronic (long lasting) disorder where the stomach does not empty the contents in a normal way. The nerves that...

5th August 2022