Information for Patients

Please note that the BSG does not give specific medical advice to any individual case or patient, or provide medical or diagnostic services

We do not warrant that the information we provide will meet your health or medical requirements. It is up to you to contact a health professional if you are concerned about your health.

If you are a patient with a gastrointestinal condition, there are a number of articles on COVID-19 from Guts UK.

If you are a patient with IBD or Crohn’s Disease, you may find this guidance from Crohn’s and Colitis UK on self-isolation and social distancing, including an overview of risk categories useful.

Guts UK

Guts UK is the charity for the whole digestive system, top to tail. We actually grew out of the BSG in 1971 and proudly work closely alongside the BSG to develop evidence-based, expert patient information for patients – covering a range of digestive diseases and symptoms.

What we do at Guts UK:

  • Provide expert information: Information is power! When armed with information, patients can take control of their health and make informed decisions.
  • Raise public awareness: Our research shows that 58% of people are embarrassed to talk about their digestive condition or symptoms. 51% of people delay seeking advice for their symptoms for over 6 months. When the Guts UK roadshow comes to town, we empower people to seek help.
  • Fund life-changing & life-saving research: Guts UK is the only UK charity funding research into the digestive system from top to tail. It’s time the UK got to grips with guts!

Find out more:
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 020 7486 0341

2 St Andrews Place, London, NW1 4LB
The Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1RL

Useful Patient Contacts

Achalasia Action

AMMF – The Cholangiocarcinoma Charity

Behçet’s UK

Bowel Cancer UK

British Liver Trust

Campaign Against Reflux Disease (CARD)

Children's Liver Disease Foundation

Coeliac UK

Crohn's In Childhood Research Association

Colostomy UK

Crohn's & Colitis UK

Haemochromatosis Society

Heartburn Cancer UK

Heartburn is experienced by many people on a regular basis and therefore, is often dismissed as not worth visiting a GP about. However, there can be serious implications for people suffering regular heartburn symptoms and patients are advised to read the following Guidance from Heartburn Cancer UK.


The Hepatitis UK Trust

The IBS Network

Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Support Group

Mothers With Anal Sphincter Injuries In Childbirth (MASIC)

The Oesophageal Patients Association

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Patients On IV & Nutritional Therapy

Pelvic Radiation Disease Association

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Patient Support Group

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Support