TalkHealth, a social media community in the United Kingdom that provides health information and online forums, and “online clinics” where participants can ask questions of health experts and organizations for a given category of conditions, has announced that the July 10-16, 2013 topic will be the bowel, bladder and IBS. TalkHealth is presenting this month’s clinic in cooperation with NHS Choices, Bowel Cancer U.K., ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence), the Bladder and Bowel Foundation, The IBS Network, which is the U.K. national charity specifically for irritable bowel syndrome, and Core, which is an organization for all gut and liver diseases. The Bowel, Bladder and IBS Clinic page, which takes the form of an online forum, is currently open and accepting questions in advance and through the dates of the clinic. Readers can access it by clicking the above link.
Some past clinic topics for other health conditions are archived on the TalkHealth website, although they no longer accept questions. Readers with IBS who also have the commonly overlapping conditions of chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis) or fibromyalgia may also be interested in TalkHealth’s online clinic for those conditions, which begins on August 14, 2013. That forum is currently locked, but should begin accepting questions closer to the clinic date.
IBS Impact is pleased to learn of this resource and hopes it provides another source of reputable information and support to our U.K. readers. In addition to the clinic this month, please browse the rest of the TalkHealth website, including the new online forums for IBS, and feel free to leave comments on this post for the benefit of other IBS Impact readers as to if you find the resources useful.