Patient Information

Information for Patients

Here you will find patient information about a range of conditions affecting the gut and liver.

This information is published by Core – the Digestive Disorders Foundation in association with the British Society of Gastroenterology and the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology. This following web page are provided for information only. The information found is not a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or other health care professional. ALWAYS check with your doctor if you have any concerns about your condition or treatment. The publishers are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for ANY form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by the information in this booklet.

Hep C Coalition publishes factsheets on hepatitis C and associated diseases

The Hepatitis C Coalition has published a series of factsheets setting out the relationship between hepatitis C and other diseases, with a view to broadening understanding of the links between different conditions.

People with hepatitis C often have other health conditions and action to improve hepatitis C services could have additional benefits for these other diseases, and vice versa.

The factsheets were developed on the basis of interviews with patient and clinical experts, as well as drawing upon the expertise within the Coalition’s membership. They can be found below:

Disease Modifying Drugs in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD):

The following leaflets are designed to provide information for patients with IBD regarding the use of disease modifying drugs, their indications, side effects and guidelines for safe monitoring. This document does not cover the use of biological agents whose use is considered elsewhere.




Aminosalicylates (5-ASA)


Campaign Against Reflux Disease (CARD)

The Campaign Against Reflux Disease (CARD) is a charity that aims to educate the public about the symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and encourages them to deal with it by seeing their GP.

Dr Pulak Sahay speaks about CARD's work on YouTube - featuring tips on lifestyle modification to help reduce the symptoms of GORD:

Video: Having an Endoscopy

Using patient information videos in your endoscopy service

This video is available for endoscopy services to personalise with a trust's logo and contact details to help to support and guide patients, reduce their anxiety and potentially reduce costs. The example is available by clicking here.

This is part of a new service from South Devon NHS Trust called Health and Care Videos which provides access to a library of over 170 videos for use across a trust in a wide range of specialties. Please discuss the potential of this new service with your consultant/colleagues by sending them this link.