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During this challenging time for all of us, the team at The IBS Network are doing our best to keep the office open for our members and all those who need our help and support.  As an employer, the charity also has a responsibility to its dedicated team.  Over the forthcoming weeks, and possibly months, we have put in place a rota system whereby the office is staffed by one person, supported by others working from home.   

We are following the daily updated advice of the government and the World Health Organisation, so our working pattern may change.  We will do all that we can to stay in touch and continue supporting our community at this time of uncertainty.

We would ask that should you call the office and receive no reply that you be patient, our one member of staff will very likely be on the phone helping others.  Feel free to leave us a message and we will call you back.  Likewise, your email will be answered, it might just take a little longer than usual.

Take care and keep healthy.


15% off the Zenflore New Beginnings Monday 11th October 2021

Members only offers- for a limited time only. (11th October-31st October 2021)

15% off the Zenflore New Beginnings Programme for members of The IBS Network.

Be a part of shaping Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust research Thursday 9th September 2021

Be a part of shaping Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust research

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are looking for people living with IBS to join their Advisory Panel.  As a member of the panel you will help shape the research into the relationship be...

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

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 with the rest of the body, so have they, by introducing t...

Join our Virtual IBS Advisory Board Wednesday 14th July 2021

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.

Launching our exciting Symprove offer Tuesday 1st June 2021

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


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

Offer valid for month of April 21

Fall in love with food again this April with Field Doctor low FODMAP meals 

This April Field Doctor are offering an exclusive 15% discount for members of The IBS Network on their low FODMAP ready meal range.

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.

New Begin...

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 virtual AGM Wednesday 27th January 2021

The IBS Network held its 2020 AGM (virtually) on Monday 11 January. Thank you to everyone who came along. The past year has certainly had its challenges, but we were delighted to have so many positives to share.

We're recruiting Tuesday 15th December 2020

We’re recruiting

Join our team.

Spend £10 or more in The IBS Network shop and receive a FREE pack of Colomint Monday 9th November 2020

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


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

Offer ends 28th August 2020

The IBS Network has partnered with Alflorex to offer two months of FREE Alflorex probiotic (worth £49.90) when you join or renew your membership to The IBS Network.

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.


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’? 

Are you looking to become a trustee? Wednesday 15th May 2019

We wish to recruit trustees to be part of the national charity helping people to live well with 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.

Download your FREE IBS Awareness Month poster today Tuesday 30th April 2019

As part of IBS Awareness Month in April we’re raising awareness of IBS and need your help.

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.

Don’t miss out on your chance to train as an IBS Support Group Leader Saturday 6th April 2019

Applications close for the FREE one-day Group Leader training course this Friday 22 March at noon.

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.

Win Albert Hall Collabro Concert Tickets! Monday 7th January 2019

Win Albert Hall Collabro Concert Tickets!

With four top 20 albums and three sell-out tours under their belt, Collabro are now the world’s top musical theatre group. Known for their tight harmonies and clever arrangements, they’ve earnt themselves a loyal ...

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