Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine info
The newly created COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the corona virus. It is important that you consider having the vaccine once it is offered to you even if you are on immunosuppressant and biologic treatments. We understand that there have been a lot of questions and concerns about the new COVID-19 vaccine. Please follow this link from the Crohn’s and Colitis UK website to be able to hear the thoughts and advice of healthcare professionals on this issue. It is also important to ensure that you keep yourself up to date on the latest government guideline on your area.
The Colchester IBD centre
We provide an excellent IBD service to people of all ages, from diagnosis throughout treatment, and meet all IBD care standards and NICE guidance. Our team includes gastroenterologists, gastrointestinal surgeons, paediatricians, IBD nurses, radiologists, pathologists, dietitians, stoma nurses and endoscopy nurses, who work closely together to provide patient-centred care.
We discuss the best treatment for our patients at our regular multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings. We also hold a variety of special clinics, including joint medical and surgical gastroenterology clinics and obstetric and gastroenterology clinics, as well as transition clinics for adolescents moving into the adult service.
Our IBD advice line is available to patients and GPs, while we also play an active role in supporting Crohn’s and Colitis UK’s north east Essex patient group, which offers education and a strong voice to people with IBD.
The following pages will bring you more information about the services we provide and the treatment options available to people with IBD, while also giving you the chance to meet our team.
The Colchester IBD centre is hosting it’s bi-annual academic meeting on Wednesday 13th November at the ICENI centre at Colchester Hospital. We are delighted to be welcoming Professor Omar Faiz from St Mark’s Hospital, London who will be speaking about Quality improvement in IBD Surgery. Also presenting will be local doctors in training, Miss Alessandra Lazzaro and Dr Tom Hutton.
All members of the multi-disciplinary team who help to look after patients with Crohn’s disease will be attending from both Colchester and Ipswich Hospitals, along with patient representatives.