New resource: Your Guide to Appointments

14 August 2020

Our new resource will help you navigate your appointment with your healthcare professional, including how to prepare for a consultation and tips on communicating in a limited time slot.


Health appointments can be daunting when you have Crohn’s or Colitis no matter how many you’ve attended before.

  • What do you want to get out of the appointment?
  • What should you ask?
  • How can you make sure you’re being listened to?
  • What will your doctor or nurse want to know?

There’s a lot to think about.
But you’re not on your own.

This guide to appointments will help you get the most out of your time with health professionals, whether that’s face-to-face or a virtual appointment, and focus on what matters to you.

Download My Appointments Journal to help you take note of how you’re feeling in between appointments, and plan your appointment time. You'll find tips on talking to health professionals, focusing on your goals, and asking questions.

My appointment journal was developed with people affected by Crohn’s or Colitis and healthcare professionals.

It Takes Guts to talk about Crohn's and Colitis.


Have you used My Appointments Journal at an appointment for your Crohn's or Colitis? We'd love to hear how it went! Email us at evidence@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk and we may share your experience online.

Crohn’s & Colitis UK received funding from Pfizer and Abbie, who had no input into the content or design of this information.