Expert clinic on bowel issues & IBS


talkhealth teamed up with ERIC (The Children's Bowel and Bladder Charity),Guts UK Charity, Bladder & Bowel UK, and The IBS Network to offer an online expert clinic on bowel issues & IBS. 

Go to this Online Clinic

The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts, including Dr Jamal Hayat, and Julie Thompson, were available in April to answer your questions on issues surrounding bowel incontinence, bowel cancer, constipation, IBS and any other bowel issues.

Looking for that little bit of extra support with your condition? Our myIBS support programme has been developed to help increase your confidence in managing your condition. Find out more and sign up to myIBS here.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here

Medical Experts

Dr Jamal Hayat

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Julie Thompson

Gastroenterology Specialist Dietitian - BSc (Hons) Dietetics

Supporting Partners


The Children's Bowel & Bladder Charity

ERIC is the only charity dedicated to the bowel and bladder health of all children and teenagers in the UK. ERIC provides support, information and understanding to children and teenagers and enables parents, carers and professionals to help them establish good bowel and bladder health. ERIC's information and resources can be found on its website - and the charity offers one-to-one support via its helpline for anyone dealing with children's continence issues including bedwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling. ERIC also trains health and education professionals and campaigns to improve care for children and teenagers with bowel and bladder conditions.

Read more about Eric

Guts UK Charity


Guts UK is the only UK charity funding research into the digestive system from top to tail; the gut, liver and pancreas.

Our guts have been underfunded, understaffed and undervalued for decades. Together, we will join forces and bring about important change in this misunderstood area of health.

Since 1971 we have funded almost 300 projects and invested nearly £16 million pounds into medical research that leads to better diagnoses and treatments for the millions of people who, like us, don’t have the luxury of taking our guts for granted.


  • 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!

Read more about Guts UK

Bladder & Bowel UK 

Bladder & Bowel UK provide information and advice for all adults, children and young people with bladder and bowel issues and for their families and carers, as well as the professionals who support them. The Bladder & Bowel UK (BBUK) team aims to improve awareness and solutions to bladder and bowel problems across the nation. We offer a range of resources and leaflets, continence supplies online, a directory of bladder and bowel products, free confidential advice via our Bladder & Bowel UK helpline, and training days for healthcare professionals.

Read more about BBUK


The IBS Network 

The IBS Network is the national charity helping people with IBS to live well with the condition. The charity offers a telephone helpline, comprehensive self-care programme, and ask the experts online service as well as publications, information and factsheets on the different aspects of IBS. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with IBS, or have had the condition for many years, the charity provides information, advice and support to help you to better manage your IBS.