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Like many organisations coming out of the pandemic, The IBS Network are working differently. The office will be open as usual from 9am until 4:30pm Monday-Friday. However, some of the team are working, some of the time, from home. In addition our working patterns may change. You may see an email being sent at 7am or maybe 7pm; do not feel under any pressure to respond by return.
Rest assured we will continue do all that we can to stay in touch and continue supporting our community. Should you call the office and receive no reply please be patient, it means that our staff will very likely be on the phone helping others. Feel free to leave us a message and we will call you back. Likewise, all your emails will be answered.
Take care and keep healthy.
We're recruiting. Join our team Monday 6th February 2023
We are recruiting for an administration officer to be part of our dedicated team.
Webinar:WHAT IS GUT-DIRECTED CBT AND HOW CAN ‘MAHANA IBS’ HELP? Monday 23rd January 2023
Christmas Opening hours Wednesday 14th December 2022
Christmas opening hours
Christmas can be a difficult time for people living with IBS. To help members of our network to better manage their IBS over the festivities, our IBS helpline will be open between 7pm and 9pm on Wednesday 28 December and Thursday 29
15% OFF FIRST ORDERS OVER £35 FOR MEMBERS OF THE IBS NETWORK Monday 5th December 2022
Opportunity to take part in an IBS study Thursday 24th November 2022
Further Information about Royal Mail services during industrial action Wednesday 2nd November 2022
Due to planned industrial action, Royal Mail services will be disrupted
Smaller groups and teams will strike on various dates in November and December, and the CWU has said the action will have a knock-on effect on all deliveries.
Reflecting on our year at the AGM Wednesday 26th October 2022
Free ENTEROSGEL® Starter pack to all paying members Tuesday 25th October 2022
IBS Network members 30% off its 500ml bottle size. Monday 3rd October 2022
AGM Re-scheduled Saturday 1st October 2022
We have been deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II.
Information about Royal Mail services during industrial action Thursday 29th September 2022
Due to planned industrial action, Royal Mail services will be disrupted on the days listed below.
Friday 30th September 2022
Saturday 1st October 2022
Thursday 13th October 2022
Thursday 20th October 2022
Tuesday 25th Octo...
Win Silicolgel Sachets for ‘on-the-go’ relief Wednesday 28th September 2022
Anxiety based around travelling, whether on holiday or commuting to work, can trigger unpleasant digestive symptoms. Developed in response to customer demand, new Silicolgel sachets are a welcome development for the thousands of people who already ...
Help develop a new solution for managing IBS Tuesday 27th September 2022
Owlstone Medical, a UK-based MedTech company, are looking to develop a new solution for tracking, diagnosing and managing your gut health. Owlstone are world-leading expertise in breath analysis for disease detection and treatment monitoring and currently provide breath tests for diagnosis of ...
Join us for our virtual AGM Monday 19th September 2022
The IBS Network will be holding its 2022 Annual General Meeting on Monday 19 September at 6.30pm.
This will be a virtual meeting held on either Microsoft teams or Zoom.
Opening hours Monday 19 September 22 Monday 19th September 2022
We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen and, as a mark of respect to her and the Royal Family, will be closing The IBS Network office on Monday 19 September 2022.
Webinars to help you live well with IBS Thursday 8th September 2022
As you will be aware, over this year, we have offered you the opportunity to be involved in a number of webinars to help you understand and better manage your IBS. Over the coming months and years our aim is to build a library of webinars focusing on particular topics or symptoms around I...
You spend online and brands donate Wednesday 17th August 2022
The IBS Network is now registered with Easy Fundraising, which means you can help raise FREE donations to us every time you shop online.
Over 7,000 shops and websites will donate to us when you shop with them while using Easy Fundraising – with no extra cost to...
Are you looking to become a trustee? Monday 11th July 2022
Do you want to make a difference to 15 million people living in the UK with a life-debilitating condition?
The IBS Network has ambitious plans for the future development of the charity and requires new Trustees to strengthen its current Board and help determine the c...
Join our Virtual IBS Advisory Board Monday 11th July 2022
We want to hear from you if you are a healthcare professional interested in expanding your experience and enriching your CV. By joining our team of affiliated medical advisers you will play a crucial role as part of our virtual advisory team.
We’re recruiting Join our team Tuesday 10th May 2022
I CAN…campaign for IBS Awareness Month in April Wednesday 6th April 2022
April is IBS Awareness Month and it’s a time when we step up our efforts to raise awareness of IBS and how to live well with the condition.
20% off Bimuno Daily single packs for members of The IBS Network Monday 4th April 2022
30% off first orders over £35 for members of The IBS Network Friday 1st April 2022
New Supplement called Alflorex Dual Action Friday 1st April 2022
“PrecisionBiotics® are delighted to soon be launching a new supplement called Alflorex® Dual Action, containing two unique bacterial cultures, with calcium to support digestive health and selected B vitamins to reduce fatigue and support mental p...
We need your help to change the future of IBS research in the UK Tuesday 22nd March 2022
We need your help to change the future of IBS research in the UK by answering a survey.
Free four-week Symprove offer ending soon Friday 11th February 2022
Free four-week Symprove offer ending soon.
Symprove are offering members of The IBS Network (new or renewing) a FREE four-week trial of their live and active bacteria supplement. But this offer is ending soon!
You have until 11 February 2022 at 12-noon to t...
Win 12 weeks Supply of PrecisionBiotics Immune Wednesday 12th January 2022
15% discount on Alflorex now with added calcium. Wednesday 12th January 2022
40% off Immune for The IBS Network community Monday 8th November 2021
15% off the Aflorex New Beginnings Monday 1st November 2021
Be a part of shaping Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust research Thursday 9th September 2021
Zenflore New Beginnings Monday 6th September 2021
New Beginnings: A 12-week gut-health programme by Zenflore.
Zenflore is the world’s first and only supplement harnessing the unique 1714-Serenitas® bacterial culture.<...
Probio7 Offer for New and renewing members. Monday 2nd August 2021
Offer ends 31st January 2022
Probio7 is a friendly bacteria supplement who have been helping the nation support their gut health since 1995. As the research around gut health has evolved with the knowledge that your gut is in constant communication w...
Launching our exciting Symprove offer Tuesday 1st June 2021
Offer started Tuesday 1st June 2021 ends Friday 11th Febuary 12 Noon 2022.
Symprove are offering members of The IBS Network (new or renewing) a FREE four-week trial of their live and active bacteria supplement.
10% OFF Colomint during IBS Awareness Month Thursday 15th April 2021
OFFER ENDS 30TH APRIL 2021
Do you know the benefits of peppermint oil on your health and possibly your IBS symptoms?
Here are five health benefits of peppermint oil:
- Improves energy and concentration
- Smooths muscles in your dige...
Field Doctor 15% Members discount Thursday 1st April 2021
New Beginnings Thursday 1st April 2021
20% Discount ends April 30th 2021
With over 20 years researching gut health and the human microbiome, PrecisionBiotics® have launched Alflorex New Beginnings to help people struggling with poor gut health.
20 % off Alflorex and Zenflore for members of The IBS Network Wednesday 31st March 2021
Offer ends Friday 30th April 2021
For IBS Awareness Month we’ve partnered with PrecisionBiotics to give members of The IBS Network a 20% discount on up to any two Alflorex and Zenflore products.
Don’t miss out on your FREE Zenflore Wednesday 10th March 2021
OUR ZENFLORE OFFER ENDS ON FRIDAY 19 MARCH
Spend £10 or more in The IBS Network shop and receive a FREE pack of Colomint Monday 9th November 2020
Offer ends 2nd Feb 2022
The IBS Network has partnered with Greenliving Pharma to offer customers a free pack of Colomint peppermint oil capsules when they spend £10 or more in the charity’s online shop.
Receive two months of FREE Zenflore Tuesday 6th October 2020
OFFER ENDS FRIDAY 19TH MARCH 2021
The IBS Network has again partnered with PrecisonBiotics to offer two months of FREE Zenflore (worth £59.98) when you join or renew your membership to The IBS Network. Please note: This offer ends on Friday 19 March 2021.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your IBS? Tuesday 7th July 2020
People with IBS are being invited to take part in a study exploring the perceived impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on people living with a gastrointestinal condition such as IBS.
Receive two months of FREE Alflorex Wednesday 13th May 2020
Join The IBS Network are receive 20 FREE coin towels Wednesday 13th May 2020
Join The IBS Network from 9am on Thursday 14 May to midnight on Sunday 31 May 2020 and receive 20 FREE coin towels.
Join Team IBS in our 2.6 Challenge and be a home hero Tuesday 28th April 2020
The IBS Network is joining forces with the rest of the charity sector for the 2.6 Challenge and we’d love you to be part of it too.
Coronavirus, our support for you Wednesday 25th March 2020
The IBS Network is closely monitoring the situation regarding the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.
As the national charity supporting people living with IBS, our priority is to continue to support our members and wider IBS community throughout this worrying and uncertain...
Coronavirus and IBS Frequently Asked Questions Wednesday 25th March 2020
We have been asked how coronavirus may affect people with IBS. Here we answer some of your most frequently asked questions.
Coronavirus and IBS Monday 16th March 2020
We have been closely monitoring the situation regarding the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK.
How to manage IBS in the workplace Tuesday 10th March 2020
The IBS Network is raising awareness of how to manage IBS in the workplace at the UK’s Health and Wellbeing at Work show, taking place in Birmingham this week (10-11 March 2020).
Take Control of your IBS this IBS Awareness Month Monday 9th March 2020
As part of IBS Awareness Month in April, we are launching a new campaign reassuring people with IBS that they can take control of their condition.
Special offers to help you through the festive period Monday 16th December 2019
With only eight days until Christmas Day we’ve got some special offers to help you though the festive period.
Help keep our IBS specialist nurses at the end of the phone Wednesday 11th December 2019
Help keep our IBS specialist nurses at the end of the phone, for people who are confused, alone and frightened by their IBS diagnosis and symptoms.
Would you like to try hypnotherapy to help your IBS? Volunteer clients wanted. Wednesday 27th November 2019
Student hypnotherapists from Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training (CPHT) school in Sheffield need volunteer clients.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR MEMBERS OF THE IBS NETWORK Tuesday 5th November 2019
This month we’ve got an exciting offer just for members of The IBS Network. Purchase a wellness diary for £7.25 (including free postage) and get a free pack of ENTEROSGEL.
Raising IBS awareness at the Best Practice conference Tuesday 8th October 2019
The IBS Network is raising awareness of IBS at the UK’s national event for general practice this week.
IT’S LOVE YOUR GUT WEEK 2019 Monday 16th September 2019
This week (16 to 22 September) is Love Your Gut Week which highlights the importance of good gut health and encourages people to talk about their own gut health.
The IBS Network appoints new trustee Tuesday 13th August 2019
We have appointed a new trustee to support us as we help people living with IBS.
Train as an IBS support group leader Thursday 8th August 2019
Do you want to help people living with IBS? Do you want to share your IBS experience?
Do you have a diagnosis of IBS and want information from NHS dietitians? Thursday 30th May 2019
Access to IBS specialist information from NHS specialist dietitians
As part of an NHS England 100 Day project in early 2017, the Somerset Community dietitians set up webinars for their patients with IBS. The aim was to give patients anonymous and easy access to specialist NHS informa...
New report into Britain’s public toilets Thursday 23rd May 2019
Three in four people (74%) say there are not enough public toilets in their area, according to a new report from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
Have you ever been told ‘it’s only IBS’? Tuesday 21st May 2019
How many times have you heard the words, ‘it’s only IBS’?
New Summer Travel packs available now Tuesday 14th May 2019
Worried about managing your IBS on holiday this year?
Our Summer Travel packs are designed to help you better manage your IBS this holiday season.
Share your story and help others living with IBS Tuesday 7th May 2019
Reading or hearing how other people live well with IBS can inspire and help people who are struggling to manage their condition.
Sheffield Walk and Talk event for IBS Awareness Month Sunday 28th April 2019
As part of national IBS Awareness Month The IBS Network is holding a Walk and Talk event in Sheffield on Sunday 28 April at 10.30am.
IBS symptoms improved by talking therapy Monday 15th April 2019
Talking therapy delivered over the phone or online can improve the symptoms and quality of life for some people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) when drugs have failed, a major trial has found.
20 half marathons in 20 months for IBS charity runner Tuesday 9th April 2019
A runner raising money for The IBS Network, a national charity based in Sheffield, is running the Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday as part of a bigger challenge to run 20 half marathons in 20 months.
Bimuno Offer Monday 1st April 2019
New and Renewing Members Offer! (Offer now finished)
Join The IBS Network now or renew your membership and Bimuno will give you two weeks supply of their product IBAID (worth £11.99), completely FREE.
To qualify for this fantasti...
New campaign to tackle the stigma surrounding IBS Monday 1st April 2019
For IBS Awareness Month in April we’re tackling the stigma surrounding IBS by encouraging people with the condition to speak out.
Support Groups Training Days Sunday 31st March 2019
Following The IBS Network’s successful training days in 2018 for Support Group Leaders, We are planning to hold more in 2019.
Self-management is the cornerstone of living well with IBS. If people can share their experience in an open and non-judgemental environment, l...
Collabro competition winners announced Monday 18th February 2019
The IBS Network has announced the winners of its how to live well with IBS top tips competition.