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 checked this quality standard in 2017 and it is still up to date.

Next review: August 2018.

Quality standard development process

How we develop NICE quality standards