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IBD: what is it and how can nurses improve quality of life?

Inflammatory bowel disease, which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, can be debilitating. Find out how to ensure patients can access the right treatment

Inflammatory bowel disease, which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, can be debilitating. Find out how to ensure patients can access the right treatment

  • There is no cure for inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, but care options focus on controlling flare-ups and maintaining or improving quality of life
  • Symptoms for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are similar, and are also sometimes confused with those for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • How to access expert nursing advice and use care standards to support your patients

More than 500,000 people in the UK have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), says IBD UK.

The partnership of professional bodies, royal colleges and patient organisations, which

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