Policy coalitions

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Find out how we work with politicians, policymakers and other organisations across the UK understand Crohn’s and Colitis

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Pushing Crohn’s and Colitis up the political agenda

We work with governments, politicians, policymakers and a wide range of other stakeholders to raise awareness of Crohn’s & Colitis and make it a greater priority.

The policy team is responsible for turning the latest evidence and insight into policy positions that set out where we stand on issues such as increasing the number of IBD nurses, improving access to public toilets, and ending prescription charges in England. We make recommendations on how policy, legislation and public services can be improved to better meet with needs of people with Crohn’s and Colitis.

We work to push Crohn’s and Colitis up the political agenda by:

  • Regularly meeting with politicians, policymakers, and other stakeholders to brief them on our latest policy positions and increase their understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis
  • Engaging politicians with our latest campaigns and supporting them to take action in parliament to raise Crohn’s and Colitis in debates, questions, and legislation
  • Responding to government consultations or medicine appraisals
  • Increasing awareness of the latest evidence and position statements on Crohn’s and Colitis
  • Giving evidence to Parliament or speaking at events
  • Support people with Crohn’s and Colitis to share their experiences with politicians and campaign for change.

Become a Campaigner

None of our award-winning campaigns would be possible without our amazing community of dedicated campaigners. Your powerful voice really does matter. 


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Helpline service


We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Our helpline team can help by:

  • Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.

  • Listening and talking through your situation.

  • Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.

  • Signposting you to specialist organisations.

Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.

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