16 February 2021

To help us achieve this, Bowel Research UK are proud partners of The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) – a group of 1000+ surgeons, nurses, and allied health professionals who advance the knowledge and treatment of bowel diseases in Britain and Ireland.

Our close bond has seen us work together to define the most important research priorities for patients and professionals, nurture some truly life-changing research and make a genuine difference to the lives of people with bowel disease.

The philosophy behind the merger which created Bowel Research UK was for the combination of our two founder charities to make 2+2 equate not to 4 but to 6. The support of ACPGBI and its members will be enormously important in helping us achieve that.

So now, under our new banner of Bowel Research UK, we were excited to introduce ourselves and our priorities to the whole ACPGBI Community!

Our Co-Chair of Trustees Asha Senapati, herself a leading bowel surgeon, researcher and former President of the ACPGBI, has written an article in Colorectal Disease setting out our plans and priorities to members.

Colorectal Disease is the in-house academic journal of ACPGBI, publishing original research in our field. It is a vital resource for medical specialists in our field, sharing the latest developments in clinical practice to improve patient care.

Our relationship with them will be crucial in sharing the findings of our research work with the medical specialists who look after patients on the ground, making it as influential as possible.

It will also help strengthen the bond between our patient supporters and the medical community, who can combine to deliver the best possible research.

Click here to read Asha’s article in full.

And do watch the video above to hear Asha’s message on our vision for the future, why we’re so much stronger as a merged organisation and how ACPGBI members can help support us, and indeed how we can support them.