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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Welcome to the Trust's IBD pages, provided by and for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in the Durham and Darlington areas. IBD is a term used to describe Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. We hope these pages will help you to understand and manage your condition and how other people cope.

Telephone advice line

As part of the service, we provide an advice line for IBD patients.

There are four IBD nurse specialists, Linda Crissop, Victoria Fletcher, Eve Henderson and Sue Ritchie. They have all had special training in caring for patients with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. The advice line is run by the IBD nurse and should ideally be viewed as your first port of call if you have any concerns, questions or worries about your illness. The number will go straight to an answerphone, so please leave your name, date of birth, hospital number (if you have one) and best contact number.

Telephone advice line: 01325 743 434 - Linda Crissop - Darlington Memorial Hospital and Bishop Auckland Hospital ( Monday- Friday).

Telephone advice line: 01325 744054-  Sue Ritchie - Darlington Memorial Hospital and Bishop Auckland Hospital ( Monday- Friday).

Telephone advice line 0191 333 2995 - Victoria Fletcher - University Hospital of North Durham and Shotley Bridge Community Hospital ( Monday, Thursday, Friday).

Telephone advice line 0191 333 2995 - Eve Henderson - University Hospital of North Durham,Chester-le Street Hospital  ( Monday- Friday).