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New CEO for Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Published: 08 October 2013

Several Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Nursing Network members attended an evening event in February 2013, where we thanked outgoing CEO Richard Driscoll and welcomed in David Barker.

Richard, who led the charity for 21 years, has always championed and supported IBD nurses. We are all so very grateful for all he has done, particularly on the highly successful IBD nurse campaign, as well as for his support for the Cochrane review of the IBD nurses’ role and for recognising the importance of the IBD nursing role in the National standards of IBD care. We thanked Richard very much on all IBD nurses’ behalf.

Incoming CEO David Barker has met with many IBD nurses already, including the IBD nursing network committee. He has a background in marketing and communication and in senior management at Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the British Heart Foundation.

We are looking forward to continuing close working with him and the rest of the charity.