From NCAPOP to British Society of Gastroenterology led IBD Registry

Published: 10 Feb 2017

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease National Clinical Audit Project comes to an end on 28 February 2017. Following numerous successful rounds of clinical audit which supported clinical teams to achieve significant improvement against NICE standards, NHS England and the Welsh Government took the decision to decommission IBD as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme (NCAPOP), managed by HQIP.

Work continues outside of NCAPOP via the IBD Registry.

The registry will focus on biological therapies management   and will incorporate quality improvement as part of its scope of activity.

Quality accounts

NHS England reviewed the IBD Registry alongside other non-NCAPOP national audits and decided to include it on the NHS England quality accounts list for 2017/18.


The IBD registry is a collaboration of British Dietetic Association (Gastroenterology Group), British Society of Gastroenterology, British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology (Hepatology and Nutrition), Crohn’s and Colitis UK, Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, RCN IBD Network and CICRA (Crohn’s in Childhood Research Association). Contractual and legal responsibilities of the IBD Registry rest within the British Society of Gastroenterology.