There are plenty of opportunities to play an active role within the IBD community and help shape services for IBD patients. The views of patients are represented by a patient panel who meet regularly to discuss topics relating to care within Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals. The panel is led by patients who use the services at our hospitals and supported by members of the clinical team such as IBD specialist nurses, consultants and dieticians.
The patient panel provides the IBD team with feedback and suggestions for improvements based on patient feedback. The panel also fundraise for the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals IBD patient fund. They do this through events such as an annual cake sale or engaging in their own personal fundraising. This has helped pay for courses for clinical staff and equipment for staff/patient education, helping to improve the quality of care patients receive in our hospitals.
The panel also organise several educational days in the hospital for people with IBD and their carers. The power points and resources for some of these days are available to view on our IBD resources page. Social events are also an enjoyable part of being a panel member and gives an opportunity to share experiences.
WE NEED YOU!!
If you would like to contribute to the work of the IBD patient Panel by either attending meetings, highlighting a particular area you would like the panel to address or fundraise, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You can do this by emailing the Panel Chair Jeanine Helliwell: PbShospIBD@hotmail.com
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At present Hinchingbrooke Hospital does not have an IBD Patient Panel. We advise contacting the Peterborough & Stamford IBD Patient Panel, should you have any questions.