Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis

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Please see below for reliable medical information on Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis produced by alternative providers.

NHS website (Crohn’s disease) (Ulcerative colitis)

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Is there support?

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Helpline: 0300 222 5700

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1117148 and Scotland No. SC038632. It offers information and support to people affected by Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, including specific support for young people and for families.

Group details last updated March 2023.


Tel: 020 8949 6209

The Association is a Registered Charity in England & Wales No. 278212 and Scotland No. SC040700.  It offers information and support for children affected by Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, and their families. The Association arranges informal medical meetings specifically to suit children, adolescents and their families. It also funds nationwide Peer Reviewed Research into these conditions.

Group details last reviewed March 2023.

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