Aileen Fraser

Lead Inflammatory Bowel Disease CNS, United Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Aileen Fraser leads the IBD nursing service University Hospitals Bristol, where she has been in post as the IBD CNS since 2001. Her interest in all things IBD started with her first post on a gastroenterology ward in Plymouth and she pursued this on moving to Bristol, taking up a post on a mixed medical and surgical gastroenterology unit in the Bristol Royal Infirmary. . In addition to her clinical practice, Aileen has also made contributions to IBD research, co-authoring papers on mortality rates in ulcerative colitis patients from a 6-year retrospective case review, as well as publishing real-world data on the clinical experience of methotrexate in Crohn's disease in terms of the response, safety and monitoring of treatment

Since taking up post as the IBD CNS for the trust Aileen has been active within the IBD nurse community, chairing the Severnside regional IBD nurse group and having been secretary for the national group. Currently she one of the two RCN IBD Forum representatives on the BSG IBD Section Committee . Alongside this she has undertaken an MSc in advanced practice, completing this with a dissertation on sexual dysfunction in pouch patients . Her other interests include managing patient expectations and the effect of insomnia on fatigue levels in the IBD community.