Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Welcome to the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Team at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust. We provide a comprehensive range of general and specialist IBD services to patients within East Kent.

We provide support and guidance for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Our aim is to provide information and resources to patients and family to enable them to care for their condition. Our team includes IBD nurses, gastroenterologists who work collaboratively to provide safe, effective, evidence based care. 

We work together as a multi-disciplinary team and your case may be discussed in one of our multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings should we need to escalate your treatment. 

Flare advice

For flare advice visit the flare advice page

Our Team

We are a team of nurses and doctors who specialise in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease across the East Kent Hospital University Foundation Trust. 

IBD Nursing Service

Our IBD Nursing service is a team of highly specialist nurses who work in conjunction with the medical team “To provide the best possible care for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in East Kent”.  We provide the following services:

  • Telephone Advice Line
  • Nurse Led Clinics
  • Pre-assessment clinics for commencing biological therapy & immunosuppressant therapy
  • Immunosuppressant monitoring for patients on azathioprine, 6-mercaptopurine & methotrexate
  • Newly diagnosed patient advice & support
  • Biologic clinics for patients on anti TNF (biologics) medication
  • Telephone clinics

IBD Outpatient Clinics

All patients are assigned a named consultant who is responsible for your care and treatment. However at some appointments you may be seen by another member of the consultant team including Specialist Registrars or Clinical Nurse Specialists who have the knowledge and skills to continue your treatment. The consultant will always be available for support and advice from any of their team.