PREPARE-IBD is a UK-based cohort study aiming to understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the treatment of IBD flares as well as the impact of COVID-19 on patients with IBD.

Over 60 hospitals around the UK are contributing data on their patients to this study, with strong involvement from trainees and nurses.

As part of this work, Professor Sebastian is also running PROTECT-ASUC, which is investigating how severe Ulcerative Colitis is being managed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When will the findings of this work come out? These studies should be ready to report towards the end of 2020.

Lead researcher: Professor Shaji Sebastian (Hull University Hospitals)