Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) nursing service aims to provide patients with information and support, while providing prompt access to advice, care and treatment as a priority. We work with you to help find treatment that keeps your condition in remission.

IBD nurses see patients in hospital and clinic settings and our main aims are to support you and your family at the time of diagnosis and providing ongoing support, to providing patient and staff education, counselling and monitoring for medications and referring to other healthcare professionals as required.

The IBD specialist nurses offer a professional service and work closely with the gastroenterology consultants and other members of the multidisciplinary team to manage patients. They will:

  • Review patients in clinic and ward settings to assess disease activity and response to medications, change treatment where necessary and provide ongoing support and advice
  • Provide advice over the phone or by email, to patients and colleagues
  • Assess, monitor and support patients receiving disease modifying and biologic therapies
  • Refer to and liaise with other healthcare professionals as required
  • Provide education and training for other healthcare professionals
  • Provide a link between hospital and community services

The IBD specialist nurses aim to deliver a continually evolving service for inpatients and outpatients, who suffer with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. We work closely with the IBD patient panel team to ensure that we respect the objectives and needs of the service.

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Our IBD Patient Panel is led by, and made up of, our gastroenterology service users and supported by clinicians, including consultants,  IBD Specialist Nurses and dieticians. 

The panel was formed at Peterborough City Hospital in April 2012 and is in place to help clinicians shape the service and make improvements based on patient feedback. 

Since its formation, the panel has staged three successful awareness events for patients to find out more about managing their symptoms of diseases such as Crohn's and Colitis.

The most recent event, called 'Take Control of IBD', was staged on Saturday 23 September 2017. This was attended by 100 patients and their relatives. The topics for discussion were chosen from the feedback by patients who attended a previous event.

The presentations from 'Take Control of IBD' are listed below:

Diet and IBD

Medications and Tests

If you have an Inflammatory Bowel Disease and would like to become a member of the patient panel, please complete the expression of interest form and email the panel Chairman John Humphries on: