Readers panel

Our Readers Panel provides feedback on our information, ensuring that we provide clear, relevant and helpful information for people with IBD.

Our Readers Panel provides essential feedback on our publications, information sheets and booklets, ensuring that the information we provide is clear, relevant and helpful for people with Crohn's or Colitis.

You don't need to have any special knowledge or training to join our Readers Panel – you just need to have experience of living with Crohn's or Colitis or be a parent of a child with Crohn's or Colitis, and be willing to use your experience to comment on our information from a reader's point of view.

What do Readers Panel members do?

If you join our Panel, we’ll email you a draft information sheet or booklet every 2-3 months along with some questions to answer while reviewing.

We may ask you, for example:

  • Does the information use jargon or medical/scientific terms without sufficient explanation?
  • Is there anything missing that you feel should be included?

This is not a writing, editing or proofing role, so we don’t ask you to comment on the grammar or punctuation.
You’ll have a couple of weeks to complete your review. If for any reason you can’t complete a review (for example, if you’re unwell or on holiday), you can just let us know and we’ll ask another Panel member.

Join our Readers Panel

We are always in need of volunteers to help us review publications. If you’d like to join our Readers Panel, please contact the Knowledge and Evidence Team or call 01727 734475 to find out more.

If you have any questions about the Readers Panel, or about our publications, please email

Meet our Readers Panel volunteers

Hear from Beverley and Jake about their experiences as volunteers on our Readers Panel.