EKU2022.1: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Mar 29, 06:43 AM

In IBS, it is thought that the gut and the brain ‘over communicate’, causing symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation or a mixture of both. It affects approximately 1 in 20 of us in the UK. In this podcast Dr Thomas Round, a GP and EKU Clinical Lead, talks to Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, a GP Principle in Manchester, Professor of General Practice Research and RCGP Clinical Advisor to update your knowledge and highlight your learning needs and service on the assessment, diagnosis and management of IBS in primary care.

To learn more about Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) please access the newly designed RCGP Inflammatory Bowel Disease Toolkit, which allows users to learn about IBD through different formats including three bite-sized NUBs - New Useful Bits, a 30 minute module and a recorded podcast. The toolkit provides tips to help those working in Primary Care suspect, investigate, and refer patients for appropriate investigations. It also summarises key information to consider when supporting patients living with IBD.