The IBD series for primary care

The IBD specialist nurse - a conversation with Aileen Fraser

September 18, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
The IBD series for primary care
The IBD specialist nurse - a conversation with Aileen Fraser
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The IBD series for primary care
The IBD specialist nurse - a conversation with Aileen Fraser
Sep 18, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
Charlie Andrews

This podcast is designed for any primary care clinicians who care for patients with IBD.  GP Dr Charlie Andrews speaks to Aileen Fraser, IBD specialist nurse at University Hospitals Bristol about her role, the sorts of questions she receives from GPs, how she can help support patients and clinicians in the community, and lots more besides!  This episode is packed with useful information for clinicians, and is a must for anyone who would like to better understand the role of the IBD nurse specialist. 

1 in 3 patients with Crohns and Colitis do not have contact with an IBD specialist nurse, however this role is expanding across the UK.  In areas where patients do have contact with a specialist nurse, they are highly valued (94% of patients who had contact with an IBD specialist nurse said that this link with the hospital was important in a 2016 survey). 

By working collaboratively with secondary care colleagues, primary care clinicians can have a significant impact on the quality of care provided to these patients, and the IBD specialist nurse can act as an invaluable link between primary and secondary care.

You can visit the RCGP IBD toolkit at: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/resources/toolkits/inflammatory-bowel-disease-toolkit.aspx

To find details for your local IBD nurse specialist, have a look at the interactive map at: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/support/find-an-ibd-nurse-specialist


Show Notes

This podcast is designed for any primary care clinicians who care for patients with IBD.  GP Dr Charlie Andrews speaks to Aileen Fraser, IBD specialist nurse at University Hospitals Bristol about her role, the sorts of questions she receives from GPs, how she can help support patients and clinicians in the community, and lots more besides!  This episode is packed with useful information for clinicians, and is a must for anyone who would like to better understand the role of the IBD nurse specialist. 

1 in 3 patients with Crohns and Colitis do not have contact with an IBD specialist nurse, however this role is expanding across the UK.  In areas where patients do have contact with a specialist nurse, they are highly valued (94% of patients who had contact with an IBD specialist nurse said that this link with the hospital was important in a 2016 survey). 

By working collaboratively with secondary care colleagues, primary care clinicians can have a significant impact on the quality of care provided to these patients, and the IBD specialist nurse can act as an invaluable link between primary and secondary care.

You can visit the RCGP IBD toolkit at: https://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/resources/toolkits/inflammatory-bowel-disease-toolkit.aspx

To find details for your local IBD nurse specialist, have a look at the interactive map at: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/support/find-an-ibd-nurse-specialist


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