Who we are
The IBD Registry is a not-for-profit company set up by and owned by three member organisations: The British Society of Gastroenterology, the Royal College of Physicians and Crohn’s & Colitis UK.
Why the RCP is a founder member of the Registry
Our organisation is governed by our three member organisations, who provide two directors each. Information on our directors and the executive leadership team is given below.
Dr John Dean (Chair of the Board)
Royal College of Physicians
John is clinical vice president (CVP) at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and a consultant physician at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. He is a member of the RCP senior leadership team, with specific responsibility for the college’s strategic aim of improving health and care. In East Lancashire, he works across the health and care system, leading service improvement. He also works as a consultant physician in acute and general medicine and diabetes. He has previously worked in improvement initiatives across the Department of Health, royal colleges, NHS North West, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the Health Foundation. John was also previously medical director of NHS Bolton, clinical director of medical and elderly service for Bolton Hospitals, and clinical lead for diabetes services in Bolton.
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
Amanda has been a Board Trustee of Crohn’s & Colitis UK since 2016. She is a former NHS manager with extensive experience of delivering hospital services across medicine, surgery and cancer. She now operates as Managing Partner of Q2 Health Consulting Limited, providing bespoke services to support the development of UK healthcare services. Amanda has an undergraduate LLB Hons in Law, an MSc in Healthcare Management, and an Executive MBA from Cranfield University.
Dr Ian Arnott
British Society of Gastroenterology
I am a consultant gastroenterologist working at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh. I trained in medicine at St Andrews and Manchester Universities. Post graduate training started in the North West of England at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Specialist training in gastroenterology was undertaken in South East Scotland and included a fellowship year at UCLA, Los Angeles, USA. I also complete a post graduate research thesis assessing prognostic aspects of inflammatory bowel disease and have published over 100 academic papers on various aspects of gastroenterology especially inflammatory bowel disease. I have a number of national roles including Chair of the IBD section of the British Society of Gastroenterology, IBD lead for the Scottish Governments Improving Patient Pathways Programme. I am also a physician adviser for the national charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK and am office bearer for the Scottish Governments Cross Party Group on Inflammatory Bowel disease. I am IBD lead for NHS Lothian and lead the quality improvement group. I also was clinical lead for the UK IBD Audit for 10 years. This was a UK wide audit programme funded by NHS England through the HQIP delivered national audit programme.
Prof Jack Satsangi
Royal College of Physicians
Jack Satsangi is the Lee Placito Professor of Gastroenterology, University of Oxford and an Honorary Consultant Physician in Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust. He qualified in Medicine from St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London in 1987; and he completed his postgraduate training in clinical and academic medicine in Oxford as an MRC Fellow and Clinician Scientist, working with Derek Jewell and John Bell. In 2000, Jack succeeded Professor Anne Ferguson as Professor of Gastroenterology in Edinburgh, with the intention of building on her legacy to develop a centre of excellence in inflammatory bowel disease. He returned to Oxford to take up his present post in 2018.
Jack has combined care of patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with basic, clinical and translational research. His areas of clinical interest have centred on complex and challenging IBD – and have included the management of severe colitis; the management of childhood-onset disease; the safety and efficacy of biological agents, and of novel therapeutic approaches; and the introduction of personalised medicine into clinical practice.
He has been involved in a number of important research advances including the discovery of cytokine dysregulation in IBD; the definition of the genetic architecture of inflammatory bowel disease; and investigation of gene-environmental interactions; disease epigenetics, and multi-omic analyses in biomarker discovery. He currently is Chief Investigator of the ICARUS – IBD consortium assessing Covid-19 impact in IBD.
Jack has been Secretary of the BSG IBD Committee, and was the first Chair of the BSG IBD Research Committee. He has led National and Regional NIHR Speciality Groups in Gastroenterology; as well as a co-ordinating a series of international research consortia supported by the European Community, and Helmsley Trust. He has supervised a series of research-active clinicians in UK and Europe. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Jack has been a Medical Advisor to CCUK for over 20 years; and has acted a Trustee or Committee member to CICRA and CORE/GUTS-UK. He has led a series of recent initiatives in increasing Patient and Public understanding of research.
Crohn’s & Colitis UK
Ian Patrick is a Partner at Macro Advisory Partners LLP, a geo-political risk advisory company. He joined the firm as a director in 2014 and leads a number of senior client engagements across many sectors and territories, advising the leaders of multinational corporations and financial institutions on a wide range of geopolitical issues.
Ian has been an advisor to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats, the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina based in Sarajevo (2002-2006), senior parliamentarians, and leaders in the British government working on foreign and security policy as a diplomat in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (2007-2014).
Ian was a Member of the Order of the British Empire by HM The Queen in 2006 for services to peacekeeping in Bosnia. He has been a Trustee of Crohn’s and Colitis UK since 1 October 2022.
Dr Christian Selinger
British Society of Gastroenterology
Christian works as Consultant Gastroenterologist and IBD service lead at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Following undergraduate training in Germany and New Zealand, Christian began his basic physician training in England. He was appointed to the North Western specialty training program for Gastroenterology in Manchester in 2006, where he covered all aspects of gastrointestinal medicine. He achieved advanced training in IBD during his fellowship in Sydney, Australia, and in 2011 was awarded an MSc with distinction in Gastroenterology from the University of Salford.
His research into IBD led to the award of an MD (doctor of medicine) from the University of Manchester. Christian has an active research interest with over 100 peer-reviewed publications, and was closely involved in the development of the IBD-UK report in 2019-2021. He is the current chair of the BSG IBD Committee.
Our executive leadership team
Our executive leadership team balances business and clinical knowledge in a combination that allows us best to pursue our purpose.
Liz brings to the IBD Registry 20 years of executive and senior management experience from the private and not-for-profit sector, including early stage businesses. She brings both the leadership and business skills that the IBD Registry needs as a new non-profit company, combined with a robust background in operations, and technical understanding that will be of huge benefit to the Registry as it embarks on this next stage of its growth. Liz’s experience is underpinned by a Sloan Fellow MSc (Business) from London Business School, and BSc (Maths) first class honours.
Prof. Stuart Bloom
Chief Medical Officer
Stuart has been a consultant gastroenterologist at UCL Hospitals in London since 1996. He was chair of the IBD section of the British Society of Gastroenterology from 2006-2009 and National Specialty Lead for Gastroenterology at the NIHR Comprehensive Clinical Research Network (NIHR-CCRN) from 2008-2013. He has a longstanding interest in how we use technology to record outcomes from the clinical consultation and in defining local and national populations of patients with Inflammatory bowel disease with a view to improving treatment and outcomes.
Dr Fraser Cummings
Fraser has been a consultant gastroenterologist at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) since 2009, having completed his clinical and research training in Oxford. As clinical lead for IBD services at UHS he is responsible for developing all aspects of the clinical service. Through this experience he has come to appreciate how critical accurate data is to the provision of high quality patient care as well as informing the development of new care pathways and local services. He is interested in how we record and use data to improve outcomes for patients.
Dr Keith Bodger
Keith has worked a consultant gastroenterologist in Liverpool since 2001 and is currently a Reader in the Department of Health Data Science at the University. He is a former member of the steering group for UK IBD Audit and chaired the inpatient experience sub-group. His research interests are focused on health outcomes and economics in gastroenterology, with a focus on finding better ways to use routinely collected health data to answer real-world questions and on the development of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). He developed the IBD-Control PROM which has been adopted as part of the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) Standard Set for IBD. Keith has a keen interest in promoting the integration of patient-reported outcomes into routine practice to promote better, more patient-focused care.
Dr Nick Kennedy
Clinical Technical Lead
Biography to follow
Structure and Offices
We are a not-for-profit organisation registered in England no 11197749 as IBD Registry Ltd.
Our Registered Office is 1 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LB.
Our Operations Office (use this address for correspondence) is
1 St Andrews Place