Day 2 - Diagnosis and management of coeliac disease; time for reflection
This conference focused on the research that supports or directly underpins the Charity's strategic aims around diagnosis and management of coeliac disease. There was plenty of opportunity for discussion during each of the panel sessions and it is hoped that the report on the conference proceedings will be used to aid the development of public policies in support of patients with coeliac disease.
An explanation on how the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guideline on recognition, assessment and management of coeliac disease was developed using the available evidence base and the areas requiring further research.
This presentation is about a new software tool that has been developed to work in conjunction with GPs' clinical systems to alert clinicians about patients who may have a high probability of coeliac disease based upon comorbidity and past medical history.
An introduction to community pharmacy and the wide range of services provided by the pharmacy teams, including information on Coeliac UK's project supported by the National Association of Primary Care, on the early recognition of coeliac disease in community pharmacies.
A presentation on the Scottish Gluten-Free Food Service, an NHS Scotland service available through local pharmacy that allows the ordering and receipt of gluten-free food without the ongoing need to go through the GP.
A discussion around the development of a dietetic led coeliac group clinic for newly diagnosed patients. This approach is compared to standard dietetic, one to one clinics, in relation to patient adherence at first follow-up, quality of life measures and overall cost effectiveness.