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P-04-560 Provision of IBD Services in Wales

We, the undersigned, call upon National Assembly for Wales to encourage the Welsh Government to continue its commitment to improving standards of treatment and care for people with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, through the development of a gastroenterology delivery plan. This will ensure that people with these conditions receive the highest standards of care wherever they are in Wales."


Additional information - Standards of care for people with Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis have improved in Wales, following the launch of the Standards for the Healthcare of People who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the Welsh Assembly in 2009. However, an independent audit of IBD care has shown that quality has not risen as quickly as other UK countries.

There is therefore a need to encourage further improvement through the development of a Gastroenterology Delivery Plan, which will address variation and ensure that basic standards of treatment are being met.


Petition raised by:  South Wales IBD Patient Panel


Date Petition first considered by Committee: 17 June 2014


Number of signatures : 664


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Assembly Business;

Status: For consideration

First published: 16/06/2014



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