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This page aims to answer some of the questions you may have about the Irritable Bowel Disease Service and coping with your condition. If cannot find the answer you need, please calll the helpline on 01473 702865 and leave a message.
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Who is in charge of my treatment?

Treatment of your IBD will usually be shared between your nominated hospital consultant and your GP. IBD is relatively uncommon and therefore some GPs will defer a lot of the decision-making about your care to the hospital IBD team. Others will be perfectly able and happy to deal with much of it through your GP surgery.

If you are unhappy with the care you are receiving from your hospital consultant, you are entitled to a second opinion. The IBD nurses or your GP will be able to explain how to do this if you do not want to ask the doctor.