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About Us

Guts UK’s vision is of a world where digestive disorders are better understood, better treated and everyone who lives with one gets the support they need. Our values come from our community – bold, brave and honest.

Our three objectives are:

  • Provide expert information: 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 and 51% of people delay seeking advice for their symptoms for over 6 months.
  • Fund life-changing & life-saving research: Research into digestive conditions has been underfunded for far too long and we intend to change that!

Guts UK is a fast-growing charity with bold, ambitious plans to help discover new knowledge, kinder treatments and save lives. Despite our fast growth, our community and the patient voice remains at the heart of everything that we do and every decision we make. It’s time the UK got to grips with guts.

We are a small, energetic and passionate team, working remotely and out of two offices in London and Yorkshire.

People are suffering. People are dying. All because of a lack of knowledge about our guts.

We’ve all got guts. But less than 2% of all medical research is spent on gastroenterology. Digestive conditions affect millions of us in the UK but research into our guts has been woefully underfunded for decades. Guts UK charity is the only charity doing research from ‘top to tail’ and we are on an ambitious journey to transform the landscape of research into diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas.

Since 1971 we have funded almost 300 projects and invested nearly £16 million into medical research that leads to better diagnoses and treatments for the millions of people living with digestive conditions.

In 2023, we answered more calls, emails, and letters than ever before as well as  providing people across the UK with expert information and raising awareness of digestive symptoms, empowering them to seek help.