Patient panels are a group of people with Crohn’s or Colitis who use the same hospital and work with their healthcare professionals to help shape their service. Getting involved with a Patient Panel is enjoyable and rewarding, as well as a great learning experience for both patients and professionals. Find your local patient panel or connect with other panels across the UK using our map.
This map is not fully comprehensive and inclusion is not an endorsement of the panel. If your local patient panel is not on the map, they may have chosen not to publish their contact details, and your hospital are the best people to contact to find out more. If you are a healthcare professional or part of a patient panel and would like to add your information to this map, please complete this form.
Patient Panels can:
Give the IBD team feedback on services and offer them the chance to make real and significant improvements.
Go directly to commissioners or managers to ask for resources, like a new nurse. Input from patients can really strengthen the case for ‘need’.
Act as a sounding board for proposals for service redesign, development, and research.
Pro-actively suggest developments and service improvements.
Inform and empower other patients, parents, carers and young people.
Help raise awareness of Crohn’s and Colitis at a Trust or Board level.
We know it can be difficult to live with, or support someone living with these conditions. But you’re not alone. We provide up-to-date, evidence-based information and can support you to live well with Crohn’s or Colitis.
Our helpline team can help by:
Providing information about Crohn’s and Colitis.
Listening and talking through your situation.
Helping you to find support from others in the Crohn’s and Colitis community.
Signposting you to specialist organisations.
Please be aware we’re not medically or legally trained. We cannot provide detailed financial or benefits advice or specialist emotional support.
Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).