Many hospitals not reaching national standards for treating IBD despite improvements in services

Care for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) has improved since 2008, according to the third UK IBD Audit, but many hospitals are still not reaching the National IBD Service Standards, launched in February 2009.

The Royal College of Physicians has issued a press-release to publicise data from the Audit's third round and the efforts being made nationally to adopt the Standards: