N-ECCO
11December2018

The IBD Nurse Education Programme

Kay Greveson, N-ECCO Chair

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The ECCO IBD Nurse Education Programme was introduced in 2018. Prior to embarking on the development of the programme, N-ECCO undertook a survey regarding the IBD nurse role in 2014 and found very large variation across Europe, with the role still being in its infancy in some countries. The level of education also varied. A scoping exercise was done to see whether there was a need for an educational programme. A total of 140 responses were obtained from a mix of clinical IBD nurses, nurses who reported that they cared for patients with IBD but whose role was not specifically IBD care, and research nurses. There was overwhelming agreement on the need for this type of programme and over 60% said that they had no accredited IBD course available to them. In all countries the largest provider of IBD training was the pharmaceutical companies. 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 4, Committee News, N-ECCO

04October2018

Interview with N-ECCO National Representative

17 Cyprus Anastasia N. Nicolaou
Anastasia N. Nicolaou
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Cyprus   Cyprus

N-ECCO National Representative: Anastasia N. Nicolaou
Job Title:
GI - IBD Nurse


What influenced your decision to apply for the role of N-ECCO National Representative for your country?
I work in a centre which sees a large number of IBD patients and therefore I felt the need to have a more active role. I have also applied for a PhD in a local university which has a research programme on IBD. 

Posted in ECCO News, Volume 13, Issue 3, ECCO Country Member Profiles, N-ECCO

04October2018

N-ECCO activities in Copenhagen 2019

Petra Hartmann, N-ECCO Member

Petra Hartmann
Petra Hartmann
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Once again, N-ECCO is offering an outstanding range of clinical and educational opportunities for nurses attending the ECCO’19 Copenhagen Congress.

The programmes for each activity continue to be developed on the basis of the evaluation forms from the previous year in order to meet your needs.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 3, N-ECCO

04October2018

N-ECCO Travel Award Report

Francesca Maria Onidi, N-ECCO Travel Awardee 2018

03 SciCom 4a MASTER Francesca Onidi
Francesca Maria Onidi
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Francesca Maria Onidi

The award of an N-ECCO Travel Grant, organised by ECCO, enabled me to spend time as an intern in the prestigious Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Centre at Humanitas Research Hospital, the largest IBD centre in Italy. The Centre provides the most innovative treatments and therapeutic strategies for IBD patients in accordance with current scientific evidence and offers a multidisciplinary approach to IBD with the help of industry experts and novel technologies. At the Humanitas outpatient clinic dedicated to IBD, patients are followed by IBD nurse Simona Radice. In addition to the provision of medical assistance to patients, the Centre is strongly engaged in research activities aimed at developing new treatments and diagnostic and/or therapeutic strategies. Participation in clinical trials is subject to a preliminary clinical evaluation during a specialist visit to the Centre.

Posted in ECCO News, SciCom, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 3, N-ECCO

08June2018

N-ECCO Consensus Update

Kay Greveson, N-ECCO Chair

K.Greveson
Kay Greveson
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The first update of the N-ECCO Consensus Statements on the European nursing roles in caring for patients with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis was completed in 2018, led by one of the previous N-ECCO Chairs, Karen Kemp

The Consensus document focusses on the fundamental IBD nursing role and the role of the advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease nurse, looking at factors that are more complex and need advanced IBD knowledge.

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 2, N-ECCO

08June2018

Call for Participants: The 10th N-ECCO School

At the 14th Congress of ECCO in Copenhagen, the N-ECCO Committee will host the educational activity for IBD nurses, N-ECCO School, for the 10th time. ECCO intends to give nurses, who might still be in training and have an interest in IBD, the possibility to attend an IBD-focused course. The ultimate aim of this programme is to improve nurse education throughout Europe.

Posted in ECCO News, ECCO'19, Congress News, Volume 13, Issue 2, N-ECCO

27April2018

Report on the N-ECCO National Representatives Meeting at ECCO'18

Liesbeth Moortgat, N-ECCO Member

Moortgat Liesbeth
Liesbeth Moortgat
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On the evening of Wednesday, February 14, 26 nurses from 17 countries across Europe participated in our yearly N-ECCO National Representatives Meeting.  

As N-ECCO Committee Member responsible for the National Representatives, Liesbeth Moortgat welcomed the attendees, and this was followed by a short round of introductions. Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Slovenia, Poland and the United Kingdom were happy to present their new National Representatives. An exchange of nurses every 2–3 years is greatly encouraged by N-ECCO, but many countries nevertheless retain the same National Representatives for more than 3 years. New people tend to mean new ideas!

Posted in ECCO News, Committee News, Volume 13, Issue 1, N-ECCO

27April2018

Report on the 12th N-ECCO Network Meeting at ECCO'18

Kay Greveson, N-ECCO Chair

K.Greveson
Kay Greveson
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The cultural city of Vienna welcomed the participants of the 12th N-ECCO Network Meeting this year. 

N-ECCO Chair Palle Bager (Denmark) opened the Network Meeting by welcoming 275 nurses and dietitians from across the world who share the goal of developing care for people with IBD globally. The first session focused on the role of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease nurse specialist. Isobel Mason (UK) discussed the value of the IBD nurse and how to promote the role across Europe, including how to audit your service and provide a detailed job plan. She also presented a new healthcare professional website developed by Crohn’s and Colitis UK, which has numerous resources to support the IBD nurse. 

Posted in ECCO'18, ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, Volume 13, Issue 1, N-ECCO

27April2018

Report on the 5th N-ECCO Research Forum at ECCO'18

Susanna Jäghult, N-ECCO Member

Susanna Jäghult
Susanna Jäghult
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This year 92 nurses with a special interest in research participated in the 5th N-ECCO Research Forum in Vienna. The participants were a fine mix of experienced nurse researchers and nurses new to research. The meeting itself offered a combination of plenary and interactive sessions and workshops.

The Forum was opened by Susanna Jäghult (Sweden), who co-chaired with Palle Bager (Denmark). The first session addressed practical issues in research.

Posted in ECCO'18, ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, Volume 13, Issue 1, N-ECCO

27April2018

Report on the 9th N-ECCO School at ECCO'18

Usha Chauhan, Former N-ECCO Member

Chauhan Usha rounded
Usha Chauhan
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The 9th N-ECCO School in Vienna was well attended, attracting 62 participants, including 11 dietitians, from 24 countries. This year the learning objectives were published online, next to the programme. The School covered a range of IBD topics for both nurses and dietitians who work with IBD patients. The aim of the School is to enhance basic knowledge in a clear and precise manner in order to enable nurses and dietitians new to IBD, or those with an interest in the subject, to provide better support to IBD patients throughout Europe and beyond. In addition, the N-ECCO School has come to serve as a great networking opportunity for both nurses and dietitians, enabling them to share experiences and plans for furthering their careers and demonstrating the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to IBD care.

Posted in ECCO'18, ECCO News, Committee News, Congress News, Volume 13, Issue 1, N-ECCO