Launch of IBD Toolkit for GPs

The RCGP, in partnership with Crohn’s and Colitis UK, has launched an IBD toolkit for GPs and healthcare professionals.

Clinical Champion for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Dr Kevin Barrett,  developed the toolkit with the patient representative Rachel Fowler and the project’s steering group. He comments “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 education resources for healthcare professionals and patients alike.”

The IBD toolkit has been produced as part of the College’s Spotlight Project on inflammatory bowel disease, which will be delivering a number of free workshops and further learning resources for GPs throughout 2017/2018.