Personalised Care Templates

Personalised Care Templates

Flare card

In Scotland, Crohn’s & Colitis UK has partnered with the Scottish Government Modern Outpatient Programme and a working group of patients and healthcare professionals to co-produce a patient flare card. It helps people to recognise signs of a flare, gives simple steps to follow during a suspected flare, includes information on dose escalation for 5-ASAs, and prompts patients to ask their GP to test for faecal biomarkers. It also advises patients about medications that should not be stopped or altered without discussion with the IBD team.

For those not in Scotland, this information is freely available on the Crohn's & Colitis UK website at www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/flare-ups