A GROUP of patients with a chronic bowel condition have formed a local patient panel which is to host its first open meeting.
The group, which has the backing of Crohn’s and Colitis UK is to meet on June 15 from 2pm to 5pm at the Conquest Hospital’s Education Centre.
The aim is to improve local services and facilities for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), working together with the IBD NHS professionals.
Topics to be covered at the meeting include the ‘patient panel’ itself, Crohn’s & Colitis UK, the transition from paediatric to adult treatment, the role of the dietician, surgery, and a question and answer session. Anyone interested in attending is asked to call 01424 758193 so that the organisers have an idea of numbers. Those who cannot attend but are interested in supporting the ‘patient panel’ can contact Susannah Peters on 07944 069000.