Previously known as Core, Guts UK is the only medical research charity that covers all digestive conditions of the gut, liver and pancreas, from top to tail. Guts UK is uniquely placed as the sister charity of the British Society of Gastroenterology – the digestive health of the nation is in their hands.
With our new name, brand and improved outreach, Guts UK will be the voice for those who feel their digestive condition is not understood or taken seriously enough.
Guts UK can raise the banner for all digestive disorders to remove stigma, raise awareness and promote important conversations free from fear, shame and embarrassment.
Guts UK understands the importance of healthy guts. If the gut works, life works. We are fascinated with the workings of “the inner tube of life” and by bringing the urgency of the patients’ need alongside the expertise of health professionals, together we can understand more and help others.
It is estimated that digestive disorders account for 12 % of all NHS time, from GPs through to specialist consultants. It affects huge numbers of people, every day.
Guts UK can help people affected by gut disorders get the right information, empowering them to ask the right questions for a quicker diagnosis, treatments and effective self-management.
Research into our guts is woefully underfunded and has been for decades.
We should rival levels of investment into heart and cancer research but alas, we are way short of this. How come the guts got left behind? There are too many unanswered questions and too many conditions that lack effective treatments. We need to be a £10 million charity to make the kind of impact needed by society and, whilst this is an ambitious goal, we are already on the right track.