Inflammatory Bowel Disease Team

Welcome to the UHCW Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Team. Our service comprises of  Gastroenterology Consultants, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Dieticians. We also have access to specialist services including, small bowel capsule, radiology and all aspects of endoscopy.

 

Gastroenterology Consultants

  • Dr Eaden
  • Dr Burch
  • Professor Nwokolo
  • Professor Arasaradnam
  • Dr Loft
  • Dr Darlow
  • Dr Disney
  • Dr Mannath
  • Dr Vinnamala
  • Dr Unitt
  • Dr Gordon
  • Dr Wong

 

IBD Clinical Specialist Nurses

The Nurses are available during office hours Monday – Friday via email or the IBD Advice line externally 02476 966075 or internal 26075.

Alternatively please use IBD Advice line email account uhc-tr.uhcwibdnurse@nhs.net

The IBD Advice line is available during office hours Monday to Friday. Please leave a detailed message if we are not in the office including the patient’s details and contact number and we will respond within 48 hours. For advice outside of these times, please contact either the patient’s consultant secretary, GP, Walk in centre or A&E as appropriate.

 

Referrals

Outpatients

Patients who are suspected or newly diagnosed with IBD should be seen by a Gastroenterologist. Once established they may see the IBD Nurse for their outpatient appointments. Patients are also offered telephone clinic appointments with the IBD nurses and patients who are on biologic medications are often reviewed by nurses in the virtual biologics clinics.

Inpatient referral

Patients can be referred for a review by the IBD Nurse via the E Request/ Referral Tab on CRRS, patient referral, IBD Nurse Specialist. For a Medical Gastroenterology review patients need to be referred via the E Request/ Referral Tab on CRRS, patient referral, Gastroenterology.

IBD MDT

Please refer patients via the Requests/ Referral Tab on CRRS, patient referral and/or leave a message with the IBD Nurses on 02476 966075 or ext 26075

Iron infusions

Please refer patients via the Requests/ Referral Tab on CRRS, patient referral, IBD Nurse Specialist, inpatient/outpatient and iron infusion Tab. Please fill in the patient’s details and their weight if possible.

For Patients with a Suspected Flare

Stool for FCP, stool cultures for infection, bloods including inflammatory markers, plain AXR and contact the IBD Advice line.

If patients are being discharged from hospital following a flare they should be followed up with an appointment with their original consultant within 6 weeks. 

 

External Links

Please click on the following links for further information and guidance on the management of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative colitis.

Guidelines

British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)

Patient Information

https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/


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