There has been a lot in the news about bowel cancer recently. Here is a clip from a radio interview in which Prof Pollok talks about bowel cancer and describing what is involved in having a colonoscopy:

Bowel Cancer radio interview (opens in a new tab)

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Prof  Richard Pollok  and collaborators published a paper in Gut entitled: “Depression in individuals who subsequently develop inflammatory bowel disease: a population-based nested case–control study” 

http://gut.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/gutjnl-2020-322308

 The work forms part of his research fellows PhD project and was funded by the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK

 

Prof  Richard Pollok and collaborators have published 3 papers on adapting the management of IBD during the Covid pandemic entitled:

Kennedy NA, Jones GR, Lamb CA et al, British Society of Gastroenterology guidance for management of inflammatory bowel disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. Gut. 2020 Jun;69(6):984-990. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-321244.

Din S, Kent A, Pollok R et al., joint first authors, Management of acute severe ulcerative colitis in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: a RAND appropriateness panel, Gut. 2020 Jun: gutjnl-2020-321927. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-321927.

Kennedy NA, et al. Organisational changes and challenges for inflammatory bowel disease services in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic. Frontline Gastroenterology Sep 2020, 11 (5) 343-350; DOI: 10.1136/flgastro-2020-101520