Telephone advice and email contact
An IBD Nurse Advice Line runs on weekdays between 9am to 11am. We also provide an email and on-line service for non-urgent queries and repeat prescription requests.
We are not able to assess your symptoms or provide symptom advice via email – please call the advice line
If you leave a message via our advice line, please leave the following details:
- Full name
- Hospital number (If known)
- Date of birth
- Telephone number
- Reason for contacting us
We will call you back within 24 hours or on the next working day
IBD Nurse Advice Line: (0114) 271 2209
It is important that you let us know if you experience any of the following:
- severe abdominal pain or persistent painful swelling of the abdomen
- vomiting for more than 24 hours
- diarrhoea not responding to your usual medication
- persistent bleeding from the back passage
- unexplained weight loss or fever (greater than 38°C)
- side effects or any unusual reactions from your medications
Royal Hallamshire IBD clinics are held in medical outpatients on A floor. These include Nurse-led and Consultant clinics. Professor Lobo runs a Tuesday morning clinic from P Floor (Ward P1). We are also now holding telephone and video clinics.<br>
If you are a current patient and want to make or rearrange your appointment, please call (0114) 2268680.
AWARE-IBD self-advocacy toolkit
A toolkit for people living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), to help patients communicate confidently with healthcare professionals has launched in Sheffield.
The toolkit, which has been created in partnership with voice and rights charity VoiceAbility, has been designed with people living with conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, as part of the AWARE-IBD project.
The toolkit contains information and guidance to help you communicate confidently with your IBD team:
- Getting your voice heard
- Resources to help you stay informed
- Preparing for your appointments and self-advocacy
- Working with your IBD team
Transition (paediatric to adult care) service for young people with IBD
The transition clinic is for young people who have been under the care of Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Moving from paediatric to adult care can be a difficult time – as a child your parents or guardian are responsible for your care, as an adolescent you have to learn to take on that responsibility yourself.
When you feel ready to transition to adult services, you will meet members of the adult team alongside the paediatric team in clinic at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Then, at your first appointment in the adult clinic at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital you will see members of the adult team, alongside the paediatric IBD Nurse from Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
After your care has been transferred to the hospital, you will have regular reviews with a named consultant and access to the IBD nurses.
The transition clinic is held every month, at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
You can find more information about transition here
Joint medical & surgical IBD clinic
We work jointly with the Colorectal Surgical team who have considerable expertise in managing all surgical aspects of IBD.
A joint IBD clinic is held every month at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital where patients are seen by both an IBD medical and surgical consultant, in order to discuss treatment options and plan ongoing care.
Joint IBD Pregnancy clinic
We work closely with the Obstetrics team at Jessop’s Hospital to provide joint care and monitoring during pregnancy.
A joint clinic is held every month at Jessop’s hospital by Dr Chew with a consultant obstetrician.
IBD Day Case Service
If you need to come in for a day case procedure, such as a medication infusion, you will come to the Clinical Investigations Unit on ward P1 at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital.
Patients with a flare of IBD who need inpatient treatment are admitted to the Northern General Hospital. Ward based Gastroenterology Consultants and their team will manage inpatients with specialist input from the IBD team.
The IBD team holds a weekly specialist ward round on Thursday mornings. We have close links with the surgical team and may ask them to see you while you are in hospital if this is appropriate. Please contact your IBD team if you have any questions or wish to discuss your care.
Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) working
The core IBD team holds a weekly meeting where we discuss the treatment of patients with complex needs. These meetings help us to make the best decisions about your care, taking all aspects of your treatment into account. These meetings will include members of the medical and nursing teams with specialists from the following teams: