Author page: Dr Matt W Johnson

OSD Video for new Functional Gut Clinic

2022 has seen a new drive from the team at OSD Hemel Hempstead. This year they are keen to set up a Functional Gut Clinic, with the support of a range of services such as Radiology, Endoscopy, Immunology, Capsule and Dietetics They have started the new year with this video flier in which I discuss some of the basic principals…

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COVID Vaccinations Recommended for All IBD patients

We have recently received a statement from the BSG (British Society of Gastroenterology) recommending COVID vaccinations for all IBD patients Essentially they have made 5 recommendations RECOMMENDATION 1: We strongly support SARS-CoV2 vaccination for patients with IBD. RECOMMENDATION 2: The risks of SARS-CoV2 vaccination in IBD patients are anticipated to be very low. RECOMMENDATION 3: In IBD patients taking immunosuppressive drugs, including biologics…

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Iron Deficiency Anaemia in IBD

I have added a new video hosted on the BMJ Educational site to explain some of the local issues we have experienced with iron deficiency in inflammatory bowel disease To view the 7minute video (click on this link) – Unfortunately, due to our industry code and ethical marketing for prescription only medicines, I have had to remove this link from…

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Update on gluten free prescribing in England

For all coeliac patients – Please read this recent update from Coeliac UK “In case you missed it in our February newsletter, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced their decision to retain access to gluten free bread and flour mixes on prescription. If you missed the announcement, you can read more on our website at www.coeliac.org.uk/nationalconsultation. While…

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