IBD Nurse Specialists

Become an IBD Nurse Specialist

The effective management and treatment of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis requires an expert level of knowledge from a dedicated IBD Nurse Specialist.

If you are looking to become an IBD Nurse Specialist, find out if you have what it takes for a career as an IBD Nurse Specialist.

Nurse Specialist Programme

The Crohn’s & Colitis UK Nurse Specialist Programme is for IBD Nurse Specialist that wants to undertake an MSc in Advanced Clinical/Nursing Practice; or those that have an MSc and want to credential with the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.

Find out more about the Nurse Specialist Programme and becoming a Crohn’s & Colitis UK Nurse Specialist.

Advice Line Training

Crohn’s & Colitis UK offer IBD Nurse Specialists a free full day training programme focusing on the delivery and management of hospital-based advice line services for people living with Crohn’s or Colitis.

Find out when the next Advice Line Training will be taking place and register your interest.

How to build an IBD Team

Understand your options for building an IBD team for your service. The presence of a well-supported IBD team enables patients to access high quality clinical care. Building a specialist team provides better care for people with IBD, helping your IBD Service meet the IBD Standards.

Communities and campaigns for IBD Nurse Specialists

The RCN IBD Network supports IBD nurses across the UK, helping to develop nurses, promote and maintain high standards for care for patients. The network provides a national voice for IBD nurses within the RCN, and with other networks and stakeholders.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK also use this platform alongside our own Healthcare Professional Community to promote campaigns relevant to IBD Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals.

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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 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).

Live chat

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

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