Miss Kay Greveson

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Clinical nurse specialist, inflammatory bowel disease


RGN, Independent prescriber, MSc Advanced practice gastrointestinal nursing 

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Phone number: 020 7830 2283

Email address: rf.ibdnurses@nhs.net

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Kay Greveson RGN, MSc, a qualified independent nurse prescriber, is the lead inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) nurse at the Royal Free London. She trained at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where she was appointed an IBD specialist nurse. Her research interests include in travel health and IBD, transitional care and screening prior to Anti-TNF therapy. She has recently developed an award winning website, www.ibdpassport.com, to support and educate individuals who travel with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. A speaker at national and international events, she has written for numerous journals and co-authored a chapter for ‘IBD Nursing’.  She is involved in IBD-related projects for NICE and in Europe, and is a committee or faculty member of organisations including the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation.



Greveson K, Ibarra, A, Walmsley M, Thorburn, D. Primary sclerosing cholangitis and the role of the clinical nurse specialist. Gastrointestinal Nursing 2016; 3, 10: 36-45.

Greveson K, Shepherd T, Hamilton, M, Woodward S, Norton C, Murray, C. Travel Health and Pre-travel Preparation in the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patient.  Manuscript in press  Frontline Gastroenterology 

Greveson, K. IBD passport: developing an evidence-based internet travel resource for inflammatory bowel disease: a report of the initial stages of implementation. Gastrointestinal Nursing 2014; 12, 10: 13-20  

Kemp K, Greveson K.  Managing inflammatory bowel disease in primary care. Nursing in Practice. Oct 2013, 74-77  

O'Connor  M, Bager P, Duncan J,Gaarenstroom J, Younge L,  Détré P, Bredin F, Dibley L, Dignass A, Gallego Barrero M, Greveson K, Hamzawi M, Ipenburg N, Keegan D, Martinato M, Murciano Gonzalo F, Pino Donnay S, Price T, Ramirez Morros A, Verwey M, White L, Van de Woude C J.  N-ECCO Consensus statements on the European nursing roles in caring for patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 2013;  7, 4: 744-64. .  

Greveson K, Woodward S . Safety and patient satisfaction with a nurse-led accelerated infliximab infusion service. Gastrointestinal Nursing 2012;10 (8).  

Greveson K, Woodward S. Exploring the Role of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse Specialist in Managing a Biologics Service. British Journal of Nursing 2012; 22 (17): 16-21. 

Greveson K, Goodhand J, Capocci S, Woodward S, Murray C, Cropley I, Hamilton M, Lipman  M.  Yield and cost effectiveness of mycobacterial infection detection using a simple IGRA-based protocol in UK subjects with inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis  2012; 7, 5: 412–418 

Greveson K, Garrick V. Managing the transition from paediatric to adult care  2011 in Whayman K, Duncan J, O’Connor M. Inflammatory Bowel disease nursing. Quay Books. London.  

Greveson, K, Morgan N, Furman M, Murray C. Attitudes and experiences of adolescents in an innovative IBD transition service. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 2011; 9, 1:1-6.  

Greveson K, Murray C, Toumpanakis C, Epstein O, Hamilton M, Lipman M.  Interferon gamma-release assays for detecting latent tuberculosis infection in patients scheduled for anti-TNFα therapy. Frontline Gastroenterology 2011; 2:26–31. 

Greveson K. Tried and tested: 10 years experience of Infliximab in IBD. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 2010; 8(6):16-23 

Greveson K. An audit of independent non-medical prescribing in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastrointestinal Nursing 2010; 7 (10): 23-27 

Greveson K. Can ELISpot replace the tuberculin skin test for latent tuberculosis?  British Journal of Nursing. 2009; 18 (20) 1248-54 

Greveson, K. Mesalazine for Ulcerative colitis: Evidence for use.  Nurse Prescribing  2009; 7, 8: 325-56.  

Greveson, K. Maintenance treatment of IBD: Patient adherence and current practice. Gastrointestinal Nursing, 2008; 6 (1): 1-6

Awards and distinctions 

Nursing Times Awards 2015. Shortlisted as a finalist in the Continence Promotion and Care category.  IBD Passport- Evidence based online resource for travelling with Inflammatory bowel disease 

British Medical Association Patient Information Awards 2015. Highly commended IBD Passport - Evidence Based Online Resource for Travelling with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust outstanding staff celebration and rewards. Nominated for quality, research and innovation award for the development of IBD Passport online travel resource, 2014.  

MSc Advanced practice Gastrointestinal nursing, King’s College London – Distinction, 2014

Nurse innovation award of £1500 from Shire Pharmaceuticals towards the development of an online evidence-based travel resource for IBD patients and healthcare professionals, 2013. 

British Journal of Nursing Gastrointestinal nursing awards 2012  - Inflammatory Bowel Disease nurse of the year award- Second Prize 

First Poster Prize – Greveson K,  Murray C, Toumpanakis C,  Baptista L, Cropley I,  Lipman M,  Hamilton M (2010) Screening patients initiating anti-TNF agents for mycobacterial infection using interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA): the experience of a large inflammatory bowel disease service. Dr Falk symposium; 2012, Miami, USA.