I attach a link to a letter we have been sending out from the L&D to help advise and direct IBD patients on how best to minimise their risks of picking up Covid 19. This has been based on advice and guidance from the British Society of Gastroenterology and also from Crohn’s and Colitis UK. It contains a useful self…
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 At https://hosted.bmj.com/monofer – follow the tabs – Iron deficiency in Inflammatory Bowel Disease – then – Why treat Iron deficiency in Inflammatory…
A recent review of 5,600 people with long-term medical conditions (including IBD) demonstrated that almost 1/3rd of all prescribed long-term therapy was not taken as recommended by their doctors (less frequently or not at all). Frequently cost was cited as the main reason for this. A prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) may be of some help in cutting down these costs.…
This week I notice the BBC have shared 2x patient accounts of their experience of living with a stoma. Both women underwent colonic surgery; one because of cancer and the other one because of Crohn’s disease. For those unfortunate enough to need surgery, these accounts provide a useful and uplifting account of life beyond stoma formation.
The Dr. Falk Foundation has produced this useful short video to guide patients in how best to administer both rectal enemas and suppositories. Just click on this link and you should be guided to it
SSHAMP Article 2015
We are delighted to have been shortlisted into the final 4 of the nominations for the BMJ’s 2015 Gastroenterology Team of the Year Awards This will be the second year running we have managed to get into the final of this prestigious award Fingers crossed, we find out who wins on Wednesday the 7th of May.
Achievements of the L&D Gastroenterology Team listed in the latest Ambassador Magazine
I have been asked to present our experience at the L&D with IBD patient self management at the next Dr. Falk Forum 43 on the 14th November 2014
IBD – SSHAMP (Supported, Self Help And Management Programme) won best poster in the Gastroenterology Services section at this year’s British Society of Gastroenterology Conference 2014 Please click on this link for further details.