Resources for GPs

We're hosting and sharing a range of education resources for GPs to support them to increase their knowledge of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and particularly focusing on the importance of Early Diagnosis. See below for what is in store.

By raising awareness and increasing understanding of the presenting symptoms, community (primary care) healthcare professionals will be encouraged to refer people with suspected Crohn's or Colitis to a GP earlier and, as a result, support earlier diagnosis.

Now updated: RCGP Inflammatory Bowel Disease Toolkit

This IBD toolkit aims to be a 'one-stop-shop', a user-friendly guide to IBD for GPs and other primary care professionals.  You will need to create a free login to access the toolkit if you are not a member of RCGP. 

NEW - Hot Topics Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Extra-intestinal Manifestations Clinic

Extra-intestinal manifestations occur in up to half of people with IBD. They are many and varied - in some cases, it may be the first sign of IBD, others may occur in people years after diagnosis even when their GI symptoms are well controlled.

Hot Topics Webinar

Hot Topics webinar based on the latest evidence and guidance in IBD.

Hot Topics Podcast

Dr Rachel Ainley, Head of Research and Evidence, talks to Dr Neal Tucker about IBD and the Early Diagnosis Campaign.

RCGP eLearning Podcastt: Faecal immunochemical testing

In this podcast Dr Thomas Round, a GP and EKU Clinical Lead, talks to Dr Kevin Barrett, a GP in Hertfordshire with a special interest in gastroenterology, about faecal immunochemical testing in patients with signs or symptoms of suspected colorectal cancer (CRC)

CPD Modules

Free CPD Modules available for IBD.  You'll need to register on the website to access the modules.

NASGP Webinar: What do GPs need to know about IBD?

Dr Charlie Andrews joins the NASGP monthly education webinar to talk about all things IBD.

NASGP Podcast: Inflammatory bowel disease, what do GPs need to know?

Dr Charlie Andrews joins the NASGP podcast to talk about IBD

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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).

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

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