IBD QI: Supporting teams to improve care in inflammatory bowel disease
- Would you like to gain a better understanding of how to interpret the findings from your data?
- Learn how to facilitate changes and improvements in patient care?
- Become a quality improvement champion for IBD?
If yes – then you are invited to attend a quality improvement course consisting of 3 one day workshops, plus support webinars, over 6 months between June and November 2017.
Who is the course for?
This course has been specifically designed for teams specialising in inflammatory bowel disease.
The first 25 places will be funded via the Royal College of Physicians.
We invite you to attend in teams of three or four, ideally a physician, a manager and one other health care professional and/or a patient. Applications for individual attendance will not be possible.
What do I need to do?
Teams should have identified one area of care within their service where national benchmarked data shows the need for improvement.
You need to plan to come as a team for the entire course (see dates and venues below)
Teams must be committed to meet at a minimum fortnightly, to progress their project during the improvement collaborative.
When and where?
The course runs over 3 separate days. All will be held at a venue in central London
- Day 1 – Tuesday 6 June, Holiday Inn Regent's Park, London
- Day 2 – Wednesday 13 September
- Day 3 - Wednesday 1 November
The estimated cost of the course is £750 but we will cover the cost for the first 25 people who book to come on this course. This is a great opportunity and will not be subsidised in the future.
You will only need to cover your travel and, where necessary, accommodation costs.
Whilst we are very pleased to offer to subsidise the fees of the first 25 bookings, attendees will be liable for any course fees should they fail to attend.
To find out more about the course please see below.
How to book?
If you are interested in attending this course please contact (
You will need to provide the names, job titles, NHS trust and contact details of the team you plan to bring.
Final date for booking: 1st May.
IBD Registry: January Headlines
- The RCP audit now has closed so IBD teams need to export their data if they haven't already done so.
- A data visualisation module for the Registry Web Tool will be piloted soon.
- NHS England has included the IBD Registry Biologics Audit on the Quality Accounts list for the coming year.
- Trusts in England are being asked for a £2,500 subscription fee to help the BSG cover the costs of the Biologics Audit. Trusts responding by 15th March will benefit from 40% discount.
- To help you get the most out of Registry participation, the IBD Registry 2017 Roadshow will visit Birmingham, Cardiff, Darlington, Exeter, London, Sheffield and Warrington in May/ June, and Glasgow in the autumn. Register your interest at http://ibdrroadshow2017.eventreference.com/
- A PhD opportunity at University of Liverpool on record-keeping in patients with IBD using electronic patient record systems is open for applications until 13th February https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectDetails.aspx?PJID=82615
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forCrohn's Innovation Grant 2017
forCrohn's is the UK's only charity solely dedicated to Crohn’s disease. Their mission is to fund research that helps those with the condition today and contributes to finding a cure for Crohn's disease in the future whilst making more people in the UK aware of the disease and its symptoms. They fund £80,000-100,000 basic science and clinical research annually in various specialist institutions.
Aim of the Innovation Grant
The aim is to support gastroenterology healthcare professionals to find new ways to immediately improve the lives of patients with Crohn's disease.
forCrohn's new innovation grant will be used to fund projects that demonstrate a clear and immediate benefit for Crohn's disease patients. Up to £10,000 will be awarded to successful applicants. The application process is open from 1 January 2017 - 13 March 2017.
Criteria of grant
All projects must meet the following criteria and will be judged against them:
- An outcome which demonstrates a clear and immediate benefit for Crohn's patients (Whilst it is appreciated that many projects may have a dual benefit for those with UC, the charity's main aim is focused on the output for Crohn's)
- A short expected time between study and implementation
- Robust assessment of outcomes
- Potential to scale nationally for pilot projects
For more information about the Innovation Grant and to download an application form, please go to http://bit.ly/forcrohnsinnovation
UK IBD Registry ends year on a high note
We approach the end of the year with 60 sites actively participating in the IBD Registry, and over 21,000 patient records submitted. 80 sites in total have a 'live' system for data capture, and 21 additional sites are in the process of setting up, so we expect patient numbers to increase steadily.
*Grants may be higher depending on the number of sites applying.
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Latest IBD Registry data submission and site numbers
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