The Newly Diagnosed Patient

  • Charlotte MullinEmail author
  • Kate Griffiths
  • Lydia White


This chapter aims to explore the implication of a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease and the effect that a diagnosis of a lifelong chronic condition can have on a patient. This involves exploring patients’ expectations of the service and support they should receive as demonstrated through a local departmental survey and service review. This allows services to be adapted to best support these patients and make goals for practical management.

This will be broken down into:
  • New diagnosis state of mind

  • Patient expectations after a diagnosis of chronic illness

  • Supporting adherence and good clinical outcomes

  • Reviewing at the point of first diagnosis

  • Practical management of a newly diagnosed IBD patient

  • An audit of practice

  • Service redevelopment

  • Chapter conclusion


New diagnosis IBD nurse role Recall and adherence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oxford University NHS Trust, Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK

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