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Gastrointestinal resource centre

Gastrointestinal resource centre

The Nursing in Practice Gastrointestinal Resource Centre brings you the latest news, information and clinical developments in digestion and conditions of the stomach and intestines.


It is reported that around 40% of people will suffer from at least one digestive symptom at any one time. Healthcare professionals may come across patients with problems such as acid reflux, heartburn irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal cancer, short bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and much more.

Latest gastrointestinal news

02.12.16: Drinking “plenty of fluids” may cause worsening symptoms and potential fatalities for patients with reduced renal function, a BMJ case report has revealed.
04.08.16: NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG will now only prescribe gluten free foods to vulnerable people
27.07.16: The risk of getting salmonella from eating undercooked eggs is now “very low” according to an advisory committee report
06.06.16: LGA has warned parents to keep dishwasher and laundry capsules away from children who are frequently mistaking them for sweets
20.05.16: Some 100,000 patients in the UK with inflammatory bowel disease don’t have access to adequate care, according to a survey from the patient charity, Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Latest gastrointestinal clinical articles

Monday 20 February 2017
Working collaboratively with other local teams ensures joined-up care for patients with long-term conditions.
Thursday 23 June 2016
Nurses in primary care will often see patients with symptoms of IBS, whether or not they have received a formal diagnosis
Thursday 23 June 2016
Presentations of gastrointestinal complaints are common and varied. Many GI disorders are common and require a multidisciplinary approach with close integration between primary and secondary care
Thursday 23 June 2016
Ileitis is inflammation of the ileum. It is often caused by Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract
Thursday 23 June 2016
About 1% of people in the UK have coeliac disease.1 Coeliac disease can make it hard to ab-sorb nutrients and can damage the body
NICE: Coeliac Disease
NICE has recently published guidance on the recognition, assessment and management of coeliac disease in children, young people and adults. You can still access the entire booklet in wonderful e-book form.
Click here to access the Coeliac e-book


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Tuesday 27 May 2008
A healthy digestive system is important for absorbing the essential nutrients that our body needs for an active and healthy lifestyle

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