Crohn's & Colitis UK
in Scotland

Over 50,000 or 1 in 103 people in Scotland live with Crohn's or Colitis, the highest proportion of the population anywhere in the UK.

Find out more about Crohn's & Colitis UK activities in Scotland.

How we are achieving change in Scotland

We work with politicians, policy and decision makers and NHS leaders to improve the lives of children and adults with Crohn’s and Colitis today, and for tomorrow’s cure.

We share the latest evidence and position statements with Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) from all parties and meet with them to increase their understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis, support our campaigns and signpost them to information to support their constituents living with Crohn’s and Colitis.

As a result of our work, Scotland has become the first nation to launch a new government-backed campaign to raise awareness of Crohn's and Colitis. The campaign will raise awareness of the symptoms with posters and leaflets in community centres, GP surgeries, and social media, urging anyone who is concerned to contact their GP.

The Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group (CPG) on IBD

Launched in February 2017, the CPG works to raise awareness of the issues facing people living with the conditions and elevate the profile of Crohn’s and Colitis in the Scottish Parliament.

With Pauline McNeill MSP as Convenor and supported by Crohn's & Colitis UK, it includes Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), healthcare professionals, policymakers and people affected by Crohn’s and Colitis.

Our work with Healthcare Professionals

In Scotland we work in partnership with The Modernising Patient Pathways Programme National IBD Steering Group.

Comprising expert healthcare professionals from across NHS Scotland, the Scottish Government, Crohn`s & Colitis UK, and patient representatives the group was established to support, innovate and develop high quality IBD services.

Working to re-design and develop IBD Services across NHS Scotland in line with Scottish Government priorities and IBD UK and the IBD Standards the group promotes a ‘once for Scotland approach’ to care.

IBD Nurse Specialists

IBD Nurse Specialists provide expert support and advice for people living with Crohn’s and Colitis that are under the care of their specialist IBD service.


Check out all our fundraising and social events in Scotland. These include:

  • Awareness raising
  • Challenges, Cycling, Marathons Triathlons & Runs, and other Fundraising Events
  • Social meet-ups 
  • Virtual social events


Campaigning for change

We’re campaigning to increase awareness and understanding of Crohn’s and Colitis.


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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).

Live chat

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

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