Isobel Mason leads liver and digestive health advanced and specialist nursing service, supporting and developing nurses and making strategic decisions about improving and advancing nursing practice. Her clinical role previously includes clinics for patients with dyspepsia, coeliac disease, iron deficiency anaemia and a family history of colorectal cancer. Isobel was chair of the RCN Gastrointestinal Nursing Forum from May 2011 until May 2019 and her work with the Forum resulted in the RCN Award of Merit in 2018. She also leads the IBD nursing strategy at Crohn’s & Colitis UK


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  • Mason, I (2017) An important specialism Nursing Standard, 2017, 31(38):31-31
  • Mason, I (2017) More nurses, better care. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 15 (3) 20-22.
  • Leary, A, Mason I, Punshon G (2018) Modelling the inflammatory bowel disease specialist nurse workforce standards by determination of optimum caseload in the UK. Journal of Crohns and Colitis 12 (11) 1295-1301.
  • RCN (2015, updated 2019) Iron deficiency and anaemia in adults, guidance for nursing staff (lead author)
  • Younge L, Mason I, Kapasi R (2020) Specialist inflammatory bowel disease nursing in the UK: current situation and future proofing. Frontline Gastroenterology 0:1-6
  • Kemp, K, Duncan J, Mason I, Younge L, Dibley L (2022) Scoping review with textual narrative synthesis of the literature reporting stress and burnout in specialist nurses: making the case for inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialists. BMJ Open Gastroenterology Apr 2022, 9 (1) e000852; DOI: 10.1136/bmjgast-2021-00852

Advanced and specialist nursing workforce