Engage with IBD team and wider IBD service

Use the stakeholder presentation in a meeting to ensure your results are understood and discussed as a team and explain what the reports show

Use the stakeholder presentation, the template media materials, and ideas from this toolkit to discuss and agree a communications plan with the press office and IBD team – and how to involve them as spokespeople

Adapt the template newsletter and include the perspective of those managing the IBD service to highlight the significance of the findings to management and other colleagues – including an action plan for Quality Improvement

Key messages

  • The IBD Benchmarking Tool aims to support hospitals and IBD teams to deliver best practice health care and quality improvements where needed
  • The IBD Standards define what should be put in place in IBD services at all stages of the patient journey and how the IBD service should be organised. The stages covered by the Standards are: pre-diagnosis, newly diagnosed, flare management, surgery, inpatient care, ongoing care and monitoring

Call to action

IBD UK is calling on IBD teams to review their IBD Benchmarking Tool results and develop a Quality Improvement action plan with patient involvement to address areas where they can improve, to ensure their IBD patients receive the highest-quality care