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UK IBD audit round one
This round of the audit took place 2006-2008.
The UK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Audit 1st Round in 2006 was the first UK-wide audit performed within gastroenterology. It demonstrated a marked variation in the resources and quality of care for IBD patients across the UK with particular deficits in some fundamental aspects of IBD care. The 1st Round of the audit was widely supported by clinicians with 75% of applicable UK hospitals participating. Following publication of the results, change implementation was supported by regional meetings, a web based document repository and selected hospital visits.
The UK IBD Audit 2nd round in 2008 identified that many services for adult patients with IBD had improved; however, there was still wide variation in the provision of care and many services had not improved at all. Success stories included the provision of prophylactic heparin, more designated specialist ward areas and specialist nurses, and more nursing sessions, but toilet facilities and provision of psychological support still remained very poor, indicating a continuing need for service improvement.
Following the 1st audit round, members of the UK IBD Audit Steering Group met with representatives of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) and agreed to include Paediatric Gastroenterology (<16 years of age at the date of admission) in the 2nd audit round so that the UK IBD Audit could become a truly comprehensive audit encompassing IBD patients of all ages.
The participation of paediatric sites in the UK Paediatric IBD Audit in 2008 was a major step forward in helping to ensure that the desired consistent, high quality care is available for all IBD patients, independent of age. The 2008 report highlighted that, paediatric IBD services in the UK were consultant led and supported in many sites by IBD clinical nurse specialists, dieticians and psychologists. However, there were still sites where this additional multidisciplinary support did not exist or where it remained inadequate. The report also highlighted specific issues, such as the lack of both adequate toilet facilities and dedicated ward areas.
- Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
- British Society of Gastroenterology
- British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Heptology and Nutrition
- CICRA (Crohn's in Childhood Research Association)
- Healthcare and Quality Improvement Partnership
- Crohn's and Colitis UK
- National Service Standards for the care of patients who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology
- The Health Foundation
If you have any questions in relation to the audit please contact the team using the details below.
Tel: +44 (0)20 3075 1565 / 1566
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