18 Organizations Form IBD UK to Improve Crohn’s and Colitis Care Through Collaboration

Inflammatory bowel disease has been increasing since the 1960s, burdening not only those who live with IBD but the global healthcare system as well. That has led 18 organizations in the United Kingdom to team up in order to meet the challenge of Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Their new umbrella organization, IBD UK, includes patients, doctors, nurses, dietitians, researchers and other medical professionals, says its chairman, David Barker. He is chief executive of Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Britain’s largest organization for people with IBD — and with 36,000 members the largest group of its kind in Europe. The organization offers patients and their families support and information, improves I
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