Online clinic on bowel issues & IBS 2019


From 8 - 19 April 2019 talkhealth teamed up with Health Check Shop®, The Allergy & Free From Shows, Action Against Allergy, Bladder & Bowel UK, Bowel & Cancer Research and ERIC to present an Online 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 answered 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

Debbie Gordon

Independent Specialist Physiotherapist in Bladder & Bowel Health

Wendy Green

Health Expert & Author - BSc (Hons) Health Studies

Dr Jamal Hayat

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Karen Irwin

Bladder & Bowel UK Continence Nurse Advisor

Dr Claire Mansfield

Chartered Counselling Psychologist - CPsychol, PsychD, MA, BSc

Dr Mani Naghibi

Gastroenterology Consultant

Julie Thompson

Gastroenterology Specialist Dietitian - BSc (Hons) Dietetics

Supporting Partners

Health Check Shop®

Health Check Shop® is the consumer division of JR Biomedical Ltd which supplies the NHS, university research departments and pharmacies with medical diagnostics. Our Gluten Sensitivity Test (RSP £19.99) is a simple and reliable way for anyone to check at home whether they have coeliac disease, which affects around 1 in 100 people and is easily confused with the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The home test kit takes just 5 minutes and provides a result as reliable as a hospital test. All our consumer medical tests are CE certified for self test use and meet all UK regulatory requirements and international standards.

Visit Health Check Shop website for more information

The Allergy & Free From Shows

The Allergy & Free From Shows are weekend-long events dedicated to freefrom living.

You already live with allergies; maybe you also live with intolerances, coeliac disease or eczema, or freefrom gluten, wheat, dairy, nuts or eggs? Perhaps you know or care for someone who does…

These events are all about finding ways to live a happy life, whatever your condition dictates you must be ‘free from’.

We understand this lifestyle can have a huge impact on you and those around you too, and we want to help make things easier. The Allergy & Free From Shows are your chance to discover the very best food, drink, skin care, allergy solutions, cooking classes, talks, expert advice, family fun. Leave the show smiling, with bags full of everything you need to make freefrom living better; all together in one place for three fantastic, fun-filled weekends across the year in the UK!

ACC Liverpool // 2-3 November 2019

FREE tickets, for you, your family and friends…
We’re offering unlimited free tickets to The Allergy & Free From Shows in 2019, for you, your friends, family and colleagues. Download your free ticket today.

Action Against Allergy

Action Against Allergy provides information, advice and support to those made chronically ill through the many different forms of allergy and those who care for them.

A national charity founded in 1978, it campaigns for expert diagnosis and treatment to be available to all through the National Health Service and raises funds for vital research into the causes and treatment of allergic illness. Their ‘Find a Doctor’ service provides personalised advice on the nearest allergy specialist and membership benefits include an informative journal three times a year. In addition, information packs and leaflets covering the whole spectrum of allergy-related illness are available.

Read more about Action Against Allergy

Bladder & Bowel UK (formerly PromoCon)

Bladder & Bowel UK works as an integral part of the charity Disabled Living providing a national service for people with bladder and bowel problems.

We provide impartial advice and clinical information relating to continence issues, products and services by helping people resolve or manage their bladder and bowel problems more effectively, and provide practical solutions to what may appear initially to be irresolvable problems.

The ultimate aim is to improve the quality of life for individuals, who have bladder and/or bowel problems and their families and carers.

Read more about Bladder & Bowel UK (formerly PromoCon)

Bowel & Cancer Research

Bowel & Cancer Research looks forward to a day when no one will die of bowel cancer or have to live with chronic bowel disease.

To bring this day closer, we invest in the best science across the UK and encourage our next generation of research experts by supporting a dedicated PhD studentship programme. We believe that we make research better when we involve the public in all its aspects, so we have a unique programme to make this happen called People and Research Together, or PaRT.

We want to support people who live with bowel conditions and educate the public about what it's like to live with a chronic bowel condition, so we run engaging campaigns aimed at challenging enduring myths and taboos.

Read more about Bowel & Cancer Research


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 helpthem establish good bowel and bladder health.

Read more about ERIC