SAGE Awards 2014

This year the SAGE Award (Shire Award for Gastrointestinal Excellence) first place has been presented to a team of clinicians from the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital for their project, Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Supported Self Help and Management Programme (IBD-SSHAMP) during the British Society of Gastroenterology Annual meeting held this year in Manchester. The project has shown considerable innovation and excellence in gastrointestinal care and will receive a grant of £10,000 for furthering and enhancing the development of the project.

IBD-SSHAMP is the UK's first patient friendly, internet based, remote management service for IBD patients. It aims to provide every one of its IBD patients with their own disease specific personalised website. The websites provide patients with a direct access between themselves and hospital specialists. Patients can access the service from anywhere in the world provided they have internet access.