The Colchester IBD centre
This website has been created to provide support for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It aims to give patients and their families information and resources which can help them following diagnosis, or to manage their condition in the longer term, whilst also putting a face to the names of the staff members who deliver care for IBD at Colchester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
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.
CCUK North Essex is holding a social meeting on Wednesday 15th May 8-9.30pm at Costa Coffee, Turner Rise retail park, CO4 5TU. The venue is being hired out of hours, so please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. Everyone is welcome – bring a friend or relative too! It is a relaxed and fun way to get together. Also attending will be our fantastic IBD specialist nurses from Colchester Hospital, Joy Mason and Kelly Turner, who will be on hand to answer any questions. Come along and join us and do spread the word in what will be the week of World IBD Day.