Specialist nurses

Speak to our specialist nurses about Crohn's and Colitis. 

Last reviewed July 2022

Our specialist nurses can comment on clinical matters through enquiries to media@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

Isobel Mason works as a nurse consultant in gastroenterology at the Royal Free Hospital and leads the IBD nursing strategy at Crohn’s & Colitis UK.

She has a busy clinical role running advanced nursing services for patients referred with iron deficiency anaemia, coeliac disease, IBD and dyspepsia.

Her NHS leadership role includes leading teams of clinical nurse specialists in gastroenterology & hepatology.

At Crohn’s & Colitis UK she leads the nursing strategy, which aims for all those living with inflammatory bowel disease have access to a suitably qualified nurse specialist. The strategy includes the Crohn’s & Colitis UK nurse specialist programme, funding and supporting nurses career development and delivering the charity’s strategy in all four UK nations.

Lisa Younge works as a Nurse Consultant in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at St Mark’s Hospital in London. She supports a team of IBD Specialist Nurses, and her clinical workload includes nurse led clinics, advice line work and service development. She is currently a nurse representative on the IBDUK board, and has previously been Chair of the Nurses section of the European Crohn’s & Colitis Organisation, nurse representative on the British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Section Committee, and Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing IBD Specialist Interest Group.

She works one day a week at Crohn’s & Colitis UK, supporting the IBD Nursing Programme and running Advice Line Training for nurses.

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Helpline service


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 provide information on a range of subjects including:

  • Managing Symptoms
  • Disability benefits
  • Medication
  • Diet
  • Test and diagnosis
  • Wellbeing
  • Employment
  • Help to find support from others living with the condition

Please contact us via telephone, email or LiveChat - 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except English bank holidays).

If you need specific medical advice about your condition, your GP or IBD team will be best placed to help.