What are the IBD Standards?

The IBD Standards say what high-quality care should look like at every point of a patient’s journey – from first symptoms, to diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing care.

The aim of the IBD Standards is to remove variation in care. They’re designed to ensure that people with IBD receive safe, consistent, high-quality, personalised care, whatever their age and wherever they live in the UK. We want to encourage healthcare services to recognise what they are doing well and identify where they need to improve.

IBD UK have developed a benchmarking tool to help healthcare services plan and improve their IBD services and monitor their performance.

The IBD patient survey is a key part of understanding the full picture. It will allow healthcare professionals to assess how their service is doing against the IBD Standards, taking into account the opinions and experiences of their patients.