Love Your Gut is a nationwide initiative, dedicated to highlighting the vital role of the digestive system and the importance of maintaining good gut health. It has been estimated that around 40% of people have at least one digestive symptom at any one time1. The Love Your Gut initiative also incorporates Love Your Gut Week, the annual digestive health awareness campaign.

Love Your Gut and Love Your Gut Week are initiatives of Yakult UK Limited, in association with Guts UK, St Mark’s Hospital Foundation, The IBS Network and the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology.

In Ireland the campaign is supported by Crohn’s & Colitis Ireland and the Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association .

About the partners:
Guts UK charity is the charity for the digestive system from top to tail; the gut, liver and pancreas. Our guts have been underfunded and misunderstood for decades. We exist to change that. It’s time the UK got to grips with guts.

St Mark’s Hospital Foundation supports research, education and innovation at St Mark’s, the UK’s national bowel hospital. The projects we support drive clinical improvements for patients living with complex bowel diseases and enhance disease understanding.

The IBS Network is the national charity supporting people living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Our mission is to provide information, advice and support and to work alongside health care professionals to facilitate self-care.

The Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology is the voice of primary care gastroenterology, a voice that is listened to by those making decisions which affect primary care. Our mission is to promote primary care gastroenterology. We believe that education, clinical excellence and research are essential and the opportunities to contribute to health care immense.

Crohn’s & Colitis Ireland, is Ireland’s leading charity in the battle against Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. We work to make life better for the 40,000+ people in Ireland with Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Irish General Practice Nurses Educational Association (IGPNEA) is a professional membership association of General Practice Nurses. The main objective of the association is the advancement of education in general practice in Ireland.

For more information on the Love Your Gut initiative or Love Your Gut Week campaign, please call +44 (0)20 8839 3258 or email info@loveyourgut.com.

1 Dr Anton Emmanuel, consultant gastroenterologist at University College Hospital in London – source NHS Choices.