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Hello and welcome to Notts & Derby IA.

The Notts & Derby IA forms part of the National Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association, whose aim is to support people who have had or are about to have bowel surgery to form a ileostomy or internal pouch. We are also here to support families, friends and carers.

We meet up regularly so that members can get together and chat, make new friendships and support each other.

IA was started in 1956 and was the first ostomy association in the UK, with Notts and Derby setting up branches in 1964 & 1965. The two groups joined together in 1998 and continue to go from strength to strength.

Now as a branch of the national organisation our future is secure so we can continue to support our members and friends. If you would like to get in touch with us you can contact the Secretary or Chairman via the committee members tab.

The factsheet link below tells you what IA is all about. Please click on the link : https://iasupport.org/about/publications/factsheets/this-is-ia/