Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment

Treating IBD at the Royal Free Hospital

As part of the gastroenterology department at the Royal Free London, we provide treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 

We also run telephone clinics for IBD, so that you don’t have to come to hospital for your appointment. Operated by specialist nurses, telephone clinics provide advice and information about inflammatory bowel disease and treatment options, as well as help with diet and lifestyle issues related to your inflamed bowel condition.

The nurse specialists provide information, advice and support on any aspect of inflammatory bowel disease. Some specific aspects of the service are: 

  • Disease and treatment options
  • Drug treatments
  • Surgical options
  • IBD during pregnancy
  • Advice during a flare-up of IBD
  • Diet and lifestyle issues
  • Monitoring of patients receiving medications such as Azathioprine

Do you have IBD and plan to travel?

Kay Greveson, IBD nurse specialist, has developed an evidence-based resource containing useful information regarding travel and inflammatory bowel disease. Please visit IBDpassport to find our more.

IBD out-patient clinics

Clinic times are as follows: 

  • Monday (telephone clinic) 11am-1pm
  • Tuesday (nurse-led clinic)  9.30am-1pm 
  • Wednesday (IBD clinic) 9am-12.30pm 
  • Thursday  (telephone clinic) 10am-12pm
  • Friday (nurse-led clinic) 9.30am-1pm 

Contact the Royal Free London out-patient appointment centre on 020 7443 9757. New referrals can be faxed to 020 7433 2953.

Contact Kay Greveson, IBD nurse specialist, on 020 7830 2283 or email k.greveson@nhs.net or rf.ibdnurses@nhs.net. Kay is available from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

Royal Free London gastroenterology patient panel

The Royal Free London (RFL) has collaborated on a film which showcases how patients can have a bigger say in the care being provided to them. 

The short film follows patients with two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC), working alongside clinicians and managers, to help make the experience of receiving care better. 

This is part of the clinical practice group (CPG) work being done at the trust, using the latest clinical evidence to ensure all patients have access to the best and most innovative treatments the NHS can offer, across hospital sites.

A group of patients came together to collaborate with staff in regular meetings to help re-design the way care is provided. Click below to watch the film.