In this episode Charlie Andrews speaks to Dr Kevin Barrett about IBD flare management. On average, 50% of patients will flare annually, and often the GP surgery is the first port of call. We therefore need to know how to assess and manage patients presenting with symptomatic IBD. Kevin Barrett, IBD clinical champion for IBD for the RCGP and Crohns and Colitis UK (2017-2021) shares his wealth of knowledge about IBD flare management. We discuss how if can affect patient’s quality of life, common symptoms of IBD flare, calprotectin testing and the management of IBD flare.