Who is in an IBD team?

An IBD team is a multidisciplinary team of Consultant Gastroenterologists, Surgeons, Registrars, Pharmacists, Nurses and Dieticians, all with a specialist knowledge of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Working closely with one another, holding regular meetings and reviewing complex cases enables the provision of a high standard of care for patients with IBD. 

Multidisciplinary team working is an integral part of the 2019 IBD Standards and essential to delivering safe, consistent, high-quality personalised care for everyone in the UK with Crohn’s and Colitis. More information on the new IBD Standards can be viewed on the IBD UK website

What do IBD Nurse Specialists do?


Within the multidisciplinary team operates a small team of IBD Nurse Specialists. They have extensive training and experience in gastroenterology and are especially interested in treating and supporting patients with IBD.

IBD Nurse Specialists can conduct both face-to-face and telephone clinics, provide advice on how to manage the condition and refer patients to other relevant specialists within the team.


Meet the team



 Nurses 

IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist

Provides specialist care, procedures, education and support to patients.

Senior IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist

Provides leadership and advanced specialist knowledge of IBD to patients, public, academics and other staff. Provides specialist care, procedures, education and support to patients.

 Administrative Support

Administrator

Administrative support for IBD meetings, IBD database recording and audit.

 Other

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Diagnoses the signs and symptoms of digestive diseases and performs appropriate tests, such as endoscopy

Pharmacist

Dispenses and advises on medications for IBD, including biologics.

Consultant Colorectal Surgeons

Performs a variety of procedures used to repair damage caused by diseases of the lower digestive tract.

Dietitian

Devises diets to compensate for nutrient deficiencies and help manage the symptoms of IBD.

Radiologist

Images the abdominal area using a variety of techniques to diagnose and monitor IBD.

Histopathologist

Examines tissue samples from patients suspected of having IBD for diagnosis, treatment and study.



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