Date: 11 December 2018
The RACGP has been invited to provide feedback on the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) National Action Plan, developed by Crohn's & Colitis Australia for the Australian Government Department of Health.
Crohn's & Colitis Australia held a national roundtable workshop of government and IBD stakeholders, completed a literature review on priority areas and conducted a stocktake of current national IBD quality improvement activities to produce this plan.
The RACGP has concerns that the draft Plan does not adequately address:
- issues of access to specialists care, and
- the role of primary care in managing IBD, particularly for people in rural and remote areas.