The recent merger of clinical services across Basildon, Southend and Broomfield, now forms the Mid and South Essex University Hospital Trust with a catchment population of 1.5 million. The Gastroenterology Department deals with the diagnosis and on-going management of patients with IBD. Patients who are diagnosed need regular monitoring in case of relapse/flare, to ensure ongoing effectiveness of therapy and for funding and stopping of treatments. A helpline service is operated and patients calling this often require a calprotectin test to help to guide advice and treatment.
“Using the IBDoc has increased the engagement from both the patients and the clinical team, and the speed of the results really makes a big impact in decision making and patient management.”
“I found the Kit and App user friendly and easy to follow. The Patient Support Website has good information both in video and the written form. The patient forum is also a great idea and can become an invaluable source for those new to using the test.”
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