About

The Bowel Interest Group (BIG) is a multi-disciplinary group dedicated to raising the profile of bowel management. The group provides evidence driven educational resources to support healthcare professionals treating patients with bowel conditions.

objectives

The aim of the group is to educate healthcare professionals, specifically in primary care, on effective diagnosis and treatment of bowel conditions, ultimately to improve patient care.

Raise the profile of bowel management with healthcare professionals

Provide education on treatment options for effective bowel management in primary care

Share expert consensus advice and best practice relating to bowel management

Raise the profile of bowel management with healthcare professionals
Provide education on treatment options for effective bowel management in primary care
Share expert consensus advice and best practice relating to bowel management

Long-term strategy

Our objectives will be achieved as part of a wider, long-term strategy which will be lead by a number of key activities.

Develop a forum with dedicated distribution and communication channels

Establish a group that supports the education of healthcare professionals

Work alongside other patient and professional organisations to raise awareness

Develop a forum with dedicated distribution and communication channels
Establish a group that supports the education of healthcare professionals
Work alongside other patient and professional organisations to raise awareness

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTERS

The Bowel Interest Group (BIG) works in collaboration with organisations who share the aim of improving bowel care for patients. This includes commercial organisations as well as other professional societies or charities. BIG’s supporters provide funding for meetings of the expert group and for the services of E4H to provide secretariat support to the group. The supporters have no editorial control over the content of expert group materials except for reviewing the materials to ensure compliance with industry codes of ethical conduct.

BIG’s primary consideration with regards to collaborations and partnerships is ensuring that the group’s independence is not compromised in any way and it is free to act in the best interests of its members and patients with bowel conditions.

Meet the board

The Bowel Interest Group is made up of primary and secondary healthcare professionals along with experts from healthcare and industry who have a specialist knowledge or interest in bowel management. They came together to explore how best to improve the support of healthcare professionals caring for patients with bowel conditions.

Professor Anton Emmanuel

Professor Anton Emmanuel

University College London and University College Hospital

Ben Disney

Ben Disney

Consultant Gastroenterologist at University Hospital Coventry

Professor Maura Corsetti

Professor Maura Corsetti

Clinical Associate Professor of Gastroenterology at the University of Nottingham

Doreen McClurg

Doreen McClurg

Physiotherapist, Glasgow Caledonian University

Dr Anne Connolly

Dr Anne Connolly

GP, Bradford

 Carlene Igbedioh

Carlene Igbedioh

Integrated Continence Advanced Nurse Practitioner, St Thomas' Hospital

Alexandra Kent

Alexandra Kent

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Kings College Hospital

Karl Hamer

Karl Hamer

Managing Director, E4H