IBD Subgroup

New Zealand Inflmamatory Bowel Disease Nurses Group 

Welcome to the New Zealand Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurses Group (NZIBDNG) which is a Sub-Group of the NZGNC. The overarching purpose of the NZ IBD Nurses Group is to:

  • Promote and highlight the role and value of the IBD specialist nurse / clinical nurse specialist / registered nurses working in the care of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease across New Zealand
  • Promote the development of the nursing within IBD by facilitating access to appropriate education
  • Support high quality care for those with IBD through relevant coordinated projects (e.g. patient information and education, national database)
  • Forge strong links with key stakeholders including relevant national patient forums, gastroenterology society and other relevant nursing groups
  • Provide a forum for consultation from external bodies on the projects require IBD nursing involvement/opinion.

Important documents


  • Chair - Marian O'Connor
  • Co-Chair - Kirsten Arnold
  • Secretary - Donna Howe
  • Education Lead - Nideen Visesio

Annual and Quarterly reports

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