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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IBD news

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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”

 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