Since the inception of the Catherine McEwan Foundation 20 years ago, the objective has always been to create positive, lasting impact within the IBD community of Scotland, through funding research, education, and services that make the lives of those living with Crohn’s & Colitis better.
We are incredibly proud to announce that the Catherine McEwan Foundation is funding an IBD Specialist Pharmacist for 2 years, to support the IBD team at the Royal Hospital for Children & Young People in Edinburgh which currently looks after over 200 patients with IBD. At present the service delivers medication at the point of need, the placement of an IBD Specialist Pharmacist will allow for improved forward planning & structure of treatment, and in time access to new therapies including those which are only available as part of clinical trials.
Prof Richard Russell, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Royal Hospital for Children & Young People said: “𝘖𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘐𝘉𝘋 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦. 𝘈 𝘱𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘢𝘤𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘐𝘉𝘋 𝘵𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘪𝘴 𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘹𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘶𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘐𝘉𝘋. 𝘞𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘔𝘤𝘌𝘸𝘢𝘯 𝘍𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘶𝘴 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘰𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘵𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘢𝘮𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘴.”
Very exciting! #allinforcrohnsandcolitis