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BSG podcast and guidance for the management of IBD during COVID-19

Updated on: 03 Mar 2021   First published on 23 Apr 2020

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Dr Philip Smith, Digital and Education Editor of Gut interviews BSG President Cathryn Edwards and Dr Nick Kennedy on the British Society of Gastroenterology response to the coronavirus pandemic and on the guidance produced by a team of UK IBD Specialists entitled ‘BSG guidance for management of IBD during the COVID-19 pandemic’.


BSG Risk stratification Grid for IBD patients on Immunosuppression – thanks go to:

  • Prof Charlie Lees, BSG Clinical Research Group (CRG) Chair and Lead of the UK IBD COVID-19 working group. Dr Ian Arnott BSG IBD Section Lead. Dr Chris Lamb, Dr Barney Hawthorne, BSG Guidelines Development Group  (GDG) 2019, Dr Gareth Jones and Dr Nick Kennedy (IBD GDG and CRG) and 70+ clinical colleagues who contributed to the collaborative discussions through the COVID -19 working group
  • The BSG, in particular Dr Cathryn Edwards, the BSG Executive team and the BSG Staff
  • The IBD Registry Group: Dr Stuart Bloom and Liz Dobson and AIMES who delivered the technical aspects of the IBD Registry web tool
  • The Crohn’s & Colitis UK team particularly Rukshana Kapasi
  • BSPGHAN, particularly Prof Richard Russell, Dr Richard Hansen BSPGHAN President Sue Protheroe and Dr Mark Beattie, Editor of Frontline Gastroenterology
  • Donal Donoghue, Registrar RCP London and Medical Specialty Colleagues
  • The RCN
  • The many patients whose feedback helped improve the IBD Registry COVID-19 tool and the BSG guidance


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