We believe that Crohn's and Colitis care only improves when the voices of those who experience it first-hand are listened to. Voices like yours. That's why we're are excited to announce the launch of Crohn’s & Colitis UK’s new online Patient Engagement Toolkit.
This new toolkit provides practical resources and information to help develop IBD healthcare services with the power of the patient voice.
Patients have power, they are experts through their experience of living with Crohn’s and Colitis. The best people to say what works and what doesn’t in IBD services are the patients. We want to help patients recognise that power and use it to improve healthcare services through different engagement opportunities.
Over time, the toolkit will evolve and grow as we listen to more and more voices from the Crohn's and Colitis community, ensuring that it does what you need, as a patient or a healthcare professional. We would love your feedback on the toolkit and to hear any suggestions on how we can improve it in the future.
The toolkit has been brought to you by our new Patient Engagement Team: Susie Slattery as our Patient Engagement Manager and Gemma Winsor as our Patient Engagement Officer.
Susie (above left) and Gemma (right) want to see the same high-quality care and support for everyone with Crohn's and Colitis, and will be working with you to ensure patients are involved in the development and improvement of healthcare services in the UK every step of the way.
If you have any other questions, comments or would like to get involved in developing the toolkit further, we would be happy to hear from you. Please email the Patient Engagement Team.