This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing irritable bowel syndrome in adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

It does not cover other gastrointestinal disorders, such as non-ulcer dyspepsia or inflammatory bowel disease. NICE has also published a quality standard for coeliac disease.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards