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Patient Engagement

UEG is dedicated to improving relations and joint working initiatives with European patient organisations and to interacting directly with patients where appropriate.

The UEG Public Relations and Public Affairs Teams are actively engaging with a range of patient organisations to share best practice, increase awareness of UEG activities, promote greater awareness of gastroenterology diseases and to discuss potential collaborative opportunities. In addition, we are communicating with patients and stakeholder organisations via our on-going consumer and medical professional media relations campaigns.

Recent activities

Colorectal Cancer

UEG has been liaising with a range of pan-European patient organisations regarding a joint patient/medic Think Tank to take place at UEG Week. This initiative is designed to develop a consensus on materials and communications to help improve the uptake of national CRC screening programmes.

World Digestive Health Day

The European Cancer Patient Coalition, IBD Support Group, IBS Self-Help Group and Europacolon have all been supporting UEG’s awareness of ‘gut microbes’ social media campaign, encouraging Europeans to be more aware of gut microbes and how they can potentially impact on our health.

Digestive Health Patient Event

UEG is organising its annual Public Health Day during UEG Week in Vienna in October and this year the theme will be Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Coeliac Disease and IBS. The UEG Patient Relations Team has been liaising with a range of Austrian patient organisations to promote awareness of this event and to encourage patients to attend and hear from some of the world’s leading digestive health experts.

Contact

Justin Wilkes
UEG Patient Relations
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UK Office
The Hay Loft
Balcombe Place Stables
Balcombe / West Sussex
RH17 6QJ
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T  +44 (0) 1444 811099
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patientrelations@remove-this.ueg.eu

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Key facts on colorectal cancer

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Our Mission

Advancing gastroenterology care

Our mission is to improve standards of care in gastroenterology and promote understanding of GI and liver disease. 
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