The articles within this section of Behind the research focus on the vital gastroenterology research being undertaken within the National Institute for Health Research.

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Novel recruitment method helps to identify participants for Crohn’s and Colitis research

Currently one in 250 people in the UK are living with a bowel and intestine condition. Many different treatments aim to ease the symptoms, but not all treatments prescribed are without a risk of side effects. We took a look at a study that could lead to a test that predicts if a patient is likely to encounter a side effect or reaction to a prescribed drug. It could also provide a new and innovative recruitment model for future research.