This page provides access to a record of our more recent Media Releases.
If you would like to discuss a possible story about IBD or to talk to
one of our members who is willing to be interviewed please e-mail Sarah Rogers of Healthcare Solutions
Prescription Charges Statement from Crohn's and Colitis UK, lead organisation of the Prescription Charges Coalition in response to BBC news announcement of prescription charge increase.
released: February 2013
More support needed for IBD in the GLBT community Researchers at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery have recommended that more support and resources should be made available for gay and lesbian (GL) people suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
released: February 2013
New Crohn's and Colitis UK CEO set to boost awareness of inflammatory bowel diseases 17th January 2013, St Albans, Herts, UK. The Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of David Barker as the new Chief Executive Officer. Taking up his new role on 18th February, David will bring a wealth of expertise, having been Director of Communications at Breakthrough Breast Cancer and previously head of The British Heart Foundation Marketing and Communications team.
2012 IBD Nursing Awards Winners Crohn's and Colitis UK announces the winner, two runners-up and regional winners for the national Crohn’s and Colitis UK IBD Nursing Awards 2012.
released: 1 March 2012
New research published by Crohn's and Colitis UK New research published by Crohn's and Colitis UK (the working name for the registered charity National Association for Colitis and Crohn's disease) finds that 68% of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) feel that they have little or no control over their working conditions and a third receive minimal or no support from their employer
released: 4 May 2011
Southern Trains Crohn's and Colitis UK statement on the announcement that new Southern Trains
carriages will not have toilets.
released: 20 September 2010
BBC Total Wipeout Team Rise to the "It's a Knockout" Challenge for NACC On Sunday 25 July 2010, a team made up of contestants from BBC One's extreme game show "Total Wipeout", will be rising to the challenge and competing in the first "It's a Knockout" event to be held by the National Association for Colitis & Crohn's Disease (NACC) to raise awareness of Crohn's and Colitis.
released: 29 June 2010
NACC becomes Crohn's and Colitis UK The National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease, known affectionately to the 31,000 members as NACC, has changed its name and logo. Having put the new name and logo to the membership at the AGM in Newcastle on 22nd May, the charity became Crohn's and Colitis UK on 15th June 2010
released: 15 June 2010
It's a Knockout Crohn's and Colitis UK is running an It's a knockout Competion on Sunday 25th July 2010 in St Albans. CITV Presenter Jamie Rickers will be commentating for the children's events.
The First World IBD Day hits the UK National and International awareness of IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Colitis and Crohn’s Disease) grows across the UK. The National Association for Colitis and Crohn's (NACC) is rolling out Colitis & Crohn's (IBD)'Month during May, including the BBC Radio 4 Appeal, major fundraising Walks and involvement in the first World IBD Day. The array of events includes two large city Walks, the first in London and the second in York on the 23rd May, plus a multitude of NACC Group awareness events and fundraising activities all around the country.
Risk of venous thromboembolism in inflammatory bowel disease Following publication of research in the LANCET on 10th February 2010, about an increased risk of blood clotting for people who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease, NACC's Medical Advisers have produced an explanatory statement for journalists and patients.
released: 10 February 2010
Gordon Brown receives prescription promise 'wake-up call' People across England joined forces to demonstrate their outrage at Gordon Brown's failure to act on his promise to abolish prescription charges for people with long-term conditions, by taking part in a simultaneous 'wake-up phone call' to No 10.
Click here for the NACC Research Award to the University of Liverpool
Click here for the NACC Research Award to the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research
Click here for the NACC Research Award to the School of Molecular Medical Sciences, Nottingham
released: 30 April 2009
IBD Standards Launched 11 February 2009. The IBD Standards Group representing NACC in collaboration with 6 healthcare professional organisations launch the first Service Standards aimed at improving the healthcare of patients who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
NACC launches Media Resource Pack for local RED HOT Day 2008 events Local Event Media Release template NACC'S RED HOT DAY is on 7th November 2008 – We invite all our supporters to take part and have RED Hot Fun on 7th November. We would be delighted to support your event by sending you our RED Hot Day pack which includes balloons, posters, product and information leaflets, press release and banners if required. Please help us spread the word about Colitis & Crohn's, and raise awareness of NACC and funds to help us continue our work. One way you can do that more effectly than we can is to send a press release to your local newspapers and invite photogrophers to your event or organise a pre event photo session wearing RED wigs, wellies, socks, ribbons, gloves, ties – anything silly that will catch the attention of the media will do nicely! A personal story more often than not is of interest to the media – if you feel this is something you would like to do why no ask you local paper or radio station to interview you prior to the event? Busy on 7th November? Any day before and after will do! Have a look at our exciting list of RED Hot events – there’s something for everyone! For more details please telephone 01727 734485 or email
New Gene for Ulcerative Colitis A UK multi-centre study published in the journal Nature Genetics today identifies a new gene for ulcerative colitis – one of the first to be confirmed for this condition – and in a decisive breakthrough establishes a series of genetic links between the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
released: 27 April 2008
New research on Crohn’s Disease from the University of Liverpool suggests how the ability of the immune system to respond to harmful bacteria may be weakened leading to Crohn’s Disease.
Patient Association of the Year 21st July 2006: NACC scooped the 'Premier Award for the Patient Association of the Year' at this month's awards ceremony for the healthcare PR and medical education industry, which was hosted by DJ and TV presenter Johnny Vaughan at the Grosvenor Hotel, London.
Crohn’s and Colitis UK is the working name for The National Association
for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease (NACC)
Charity registered in England Number 1117148
Charity registered in
Scotland Number SC038632
A company limited by guarantee in England:
company number 5973370