Maintaining an IBD Nurse Service

  • Catherine StansfieldEmail author


The following chapter considers the development of an IBD service and strategies that can be used to capture the value of the service, including the use of patient stories and audit in capturing outcomes from the service. Then reflecting upon how this information can be used to provide the basis of business case development.

Recruitment and retention are also discussed to inspire nurses’ enthusiasm for the specialty including considering student nurse placements and link nurse roles to support the expansion of specialist nurse services recognizing that process of services is often cyclical and further expansion required as the service develops.


Audit Business case development Job planning and recruitment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Salford Royal Hospitals NHS TrustSalfordUK

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