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IBD toolkit for GPs is now live

In partnership with Crohn’s & Colitis UK, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), has launched an IBD toolkit for GPs and healthcare professionals as part of its Spotlight Project to improve understanding of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in primary care. 

Dr Kevin Barrett, the RCGP and Crohn’s and Colitis UK Clinical Champion for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, who developed the toolkit together with the patient representative Rachel Fowler and the project’s steering group, said:

Inflammatory Bowel Disease affects at least 1 in 250 of the UK population and the prevalence is rising. Early diagnosis, managing flares, supporting patients to stay well and monitoring long-term risks are all vital aspects of care. The RCGP’s IBD toolkit is designed to help GPs better identify and manage IBD, and provide educational resources for healthcare professionals and patients alike.

GPs play a really important role in identifying people with suspected IBD and supporting these patients throughout their lives, in conjunction with the secondary care team.  We are delighted to be working in partnership with the RCGP to provide resources for GPs and to highlight the information and support we can provide for people with IBD.


Jackie Glatter
Health Service Development Manager, Crohn’s & Colitis UK

The IBD toolkit is free to access and will be developed further throughout the project. Feedback is very welcome to ppr@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk.  

The Spotlight Project will also be delivering a number of free workshops and further learning resources for GPs throughout 2017/2018. 

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