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New information pack for colitis and Chron's disease patients

The leading colitis and Crohn's disease patients' charity NACC has launched a new patient information pack to be made available to patients through hospitals, IBD specialist nurses and gastroenterologists. With 8,000 patients newly diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease each year, the information pack is designed to offer information, support and reassurance to individual patients and their families when faced with the challenges of living with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. 

When suddenly faced with the prospect of living with a lifelong medical condition, patients need concise accurate information, with clear explanations of the medical terminology, as well as knowledge of the support services available to them during what can be an immensely stressful time. The information pack guides patients and their families to NACC's indepth information resources. It also highlights the benefits of an NACC membership, such as the opportunity to speak to other patients by telephone or through the many NACC groups that are active throughout the UK.

In addition to providing clear information on colitis and Crohn's disease, the NACC information pack has a unique "Do you know.." leaflet which brings together the 10 things that NACC members have found to be most useful to them when living with IBD, and which they regret not having been told earlier; for example, how to get help with prescription charges, how to obtain a RADAR key for accessing disabled toilets, and what support is available when returning to work.

The information pack also includes a useful space for the patient to record important hospital details and contact numbers. If further information is given by the hospital team, it can be easily added to the folder for future reference.

For your free patient information packs or for further information please contact: The National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease, 4 Beaumont House, Sutton Road, St Albans, Herts, AL1 5HH Administration 01727 830038;  Information Line 0845 130 2233; Fax 01727 862550
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