How can we improve care for people with Crohn’s and Colitis?

07 April 2021

Join us on 27th April at 6-7.15pm for the virtual launch of the report Crohn’s and Colitis Care in the UK: The Hidden Cost and a Vision for Change.

Let’s not go back to normal as we come out of the pandemic. Let’s create a better society for people with Crohn’s and Colitis. This starts with better care.

Register here

IBD UK, a partnership of 17 professional associations, royal colleges and patient organisations, chaired by Crohn's & Colitis UK, will be launching its report on the state of Crohn's and Colitis care across the UK.

Based on the experiences of over 10,000 people with Crohn’s and Colitis and over 160 hospital services, our joint report sets out the current quality of IBD care against the 2019 IBD StandardsWe want every politician and political candidate* to not only know about it, but to act on it too.  *Election campaigns are currently underway for the devolved parliaments in Scotland and Wales.

We are asking you to Tweet your local politicians to ask them to attend the virtual launch event and back our campaign for better Crohn's and Colitis care. With your support, we hope this report will push Crohn's and Colitis up the political agenda and lead to improvements in diagnosis, access to IBD nurse specialists, dietetic and psychological support, and rapid access to care during a flare.

How does it work?

Click on the link below. Then, just by filling in your name, email address and postcode, a Tweet will be automatically generated ready to send to your local politician. 

The Tweet will say:

"Improving care for people with Crohn's & Colitis is important to me. [Your local political representative's Twitter handle will be automatically added here] please attend the @CrohnsColitisUK and @IBDUKteam report launch and support people affected by these stigmatised and misunderstood conditions. RSVP http://ccuk.link/EN1 #BetterIBDCare

You can change and personalise the tweet as you wish, and then send by pressing the Tweet button on the next page.

Generate your Tweet here

Get in touch at policy@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk if you have any queries.