Cievert’s Penguin Gastroenterology project, titled ‘Software innovation to help in the ongoing management of coeliac disease’, begins this month, in collaboration with Sheffield University, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Coeliac UK.

The project will be led by Cievert and two world leaders in gastroenterology: Dr Matt Kurien and Professor David Sanders . Dr Kurien is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist. Prof Sanders is a Professor of Gastroenterology and a Consultant Gastroenterologist, as well as author of critically-acclaimed book ‘Gluten Attack’. He has also published over 300 peer-reviewed papers (H-score 50), been awarded Coeliac UK Healthcare Professional of the Year Award and the Complete Nutrition Coeliac Health Care Professional Award.

The project set out as follows: “Software will be developed to better manage coeliac disease. Working with leading researchers from Sheffield University, the goal is to find patients with coeliac disease that need more support, compared to those who are living well. The software, when developed, will let people receive the assurance of being clinically followed up without the inconvenience, time and cost of hospital appointments. Whilst those who need additional care will be identified quickly and easily so that they can access crucial support when they need it most. This could be technology that is applied to other conditions in the future resulting in substantial savings for the NHS.”

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