makes an impact
Over the past ten years we have been funding research that has played a big part in the understanding of bowel disease.
We have discovered new ways of doing things, developed audits to improve care, helped change clinical practice and have enabled the growth of major clinical trials.
Find out more about our work below and also how you can get involved in helping research happen today to make sure we continue to make an impact for years to come….
“The Bowel Disease Research foundation have been utterly fantastic. They were quick to recognise the research mandate provided by this initiative and have focused their strategy upon answering Delphi questions. The NIHR have already funded three major Delphi initiatives, PREPARE ABC (James Hernon), CIPHER (Neil Smart) and ALLEGRO (Hugh Paterson). Cancer Research UK have funded the international STARTREC study exploring organ-sparing treatment for early rectal cancer (Simon Bach and David Sebag-Montefiore).”
Royal College of Surgeons(England)
Subspecialty Lead for Colorectal Surgery
Defining the priorities in bowel disease research
The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland along with BDRF developed the “Delphi Project” between 2013 and 2018.
This project brought together hundreds of patients and surgeons, charities and advocacy groups with one bold aim –
to single out the areas of most urgent and unmet need in bowel disease research.
BDRF funded the patient and public involvement session which shaped
the prioritisation of research.
We also funded 19 projects to start answering those questions
“Without Bowel Disease Research Foundation there would be far less of a chance of finding a cure to these often life long and debilitating conditions.
BDRF looks at the impact of these diseases from the patients perspective which is most welcome. If you happen to be a sufferer of one of these conditions, the fact a cure is being sought, is reassuring to say the least.
That is why I support BDRF. ”