About IBD UK

About IBD UK

IBD UK is a partnership of 17 professional bodies, royal colleges and patient organisations working together to improve care and treatment for everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Their main aim is to ensure that everyone with IBD has consistent, safe, high-quality personalised care, whatever their age and wherever they live in the UK.

Formed in August 2017, their first priority was to develop and publish new IBD Standards that define what good care should look like for people with IBD. Since then, they have created a range of practical tools and resources to support implementation of the IBD Standards, assessed through a Benchmarking Tool.

Crohn’s & Colitis UK chairs IBD UK and acts as secretariat.

Please see the full list of organisations in IBD UK below:

There are three patient organisations in the IBD UK partnership, and each provide information, support and work to raise awareness and make a difference for people with IBD. Find out more about the patient organisations here.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects an estimated 500,000 people in the UK.

There are two main forms:

Crohn’s Disease causes inflammation of the digestive system or gut.

Ulcerative Colitis causes inflammation and ulceration of the inner lining of the rectum and colon (the large bowel).

For more information, please visit Crohn’s & Colitis UK.