Raise the profile within the hospital

Adapt the template newsletter with screen-grabbed highlights from your reports (a ‘how to’ is provided in the social media section) and post it up on staff notice-boards and areas of high footfall

Request that an article is included in the Trust-wide staff newsletter and any other internal communications that circulate beyond the hospital – adapt the template newsletter for this

Hold an open day for the service. This is an opportunity for your Chief Executive to highlight the good work the IBD service is doing and engage colleagues, hospital stakeholders, and patients. You could also invite local media and get some photographs. World IBD Day on 19th May could be a nice hook to do this