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Best Healthcare Partnership

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Crohn's, Colitis and Employment - from Career Aspirations to Reality

by Abbott


Summary of work

A joint partnership was formed between Abbott UK and Crohn’s and Colitis UK to demonstrate the impact of Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) on a patient’s working life and to call for timely and appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK felt that the impact of CD and UC on a person’s working life was not widely recognised and potentially led to social and economic disadvantages. 2011 was subsequently designated as their `Year of Work’. Abbott UK was keen to build on the success of their global ‘Fit for Work’ initiative and generate data that reflected true patient experience.

Judges comments

This is a fantastic programme with great additional outcomes, including an overall benefit to society. 


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