Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2017: Where we are and where we are going – a patient and public event

Dr j limdi
Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2017: Where we are and where we are going – a patient and public event
06 February 2017

On Wednesday 1st March 2017, The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust will be hosting a talk on ‘Inflammatory Bowel Disease’.   The event will give delegates the opportunity to learn more about Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the clinical service provided for patients at Pennine Acute Hospitals.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) comprising Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition characterised by inflammation affecting the digestive system classically presenting with bleeding, abdominal pain and weight loss. The condition is lifelong, with periods of relapse and remission.  Almost anyone can develop IBD and although the cause remains unknown it is attributed to several environmental (including dietary) and genetic factors. The condition affects over 250,000 people in the UK alone and the incidence is on the rise globally.

The illnesses can occur at any age, but often begins in younger people aged 10-40 with a second peak after age 60. There is no cure presently and a significant proportion of patients may require surgery (intestinal resection) during the course of their condition. The judicious use of available treatment can, however, achieve resolution of inflammation and meaningful remission allowing individuals to live full and productive lives.

Dr Jimmy Limdi, Head of the Section of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at Pennine Acute Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Inflammation and Repair, University of Manchester will be giving the talk, supported by Lead IBD Specialist Nurse, Jo Taylor. Dr Limdi said,” The rapid increase in incidence of the Inflammatory bowel diseases is concerning and whilst the aetiology continues to intrigue, the rapid pace at which science and treatments are evolving is gratifying. I welcome the opportunity to speak to our patients and interested members of the public, being a firm believer in well informed patients driving better outcomes all round.”

The event will be held on Wednesday 1st March, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm in the Education Centre, Fairfield General Hospital, Bury.  

The event is one of a series of ‘Medicine for Members’ events arranged to give the public and the Trust’s public members a greater insight into their local hospital and the services it provides. So far, more than 12,500 people have signed up to become Trust members. 

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email

Pictured: Dr Jimmy Limdi