The Trustees of IA believe it is of paramount importance that the charity has measures in place to protect our members, volunteers and staff. On that basis, they today strongly advised all IA member organisations to postpone any face to face events or meetings planned for the coming months.

Given the nature of the situation, Notts and Derby IA are cancelling all face to face events with immediate effect. We hope that you will all understand why this decision has been reached.

In line with IA National we will not be setting any revised dates for these events until such time as there is greater clarity on this matter, taking into account any Government and NHS guidance that may be issued.


If you have any questions relating to this as regards our IA Branch, please contact nadia_secretary@iasupport.org or phone 07980 867442. The IA team is still available for help and advice during this time via our telephone line and social media platforms.

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/