Recommendation 188.8.131.52 in this guideline has been partially updated by recommendation 184.108.40.206 in Ovarian cancer (NICE clinical guideline 122; published April 2011).
The advice in the NICE guideline covers the care of adults with irritable bowel syndrome, including:
- the support, treatment and advice people should be offered by their GP in diagnosing and helping to manage their irritable bowel syndrome
- circumstances when people need to be referred to a specialist for further tests.
It does not specifically look at:
- irritable bowel syndrome in children and young people under 18 years
- people with other gastrointestinal disorders such as non-ulcer dyspepsia (indigestion with no obvious cause) or coeliac disease.