About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about ulcerative colitis that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 166.

All of the treatment and care that NICE recommends is in line with the NHS Constitution (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitution-for-england). NICE has also produced advice on improving the experience of care for adults using the NHS. For more information see 'About care in the NHS' on our website (www.nice.org.uk/nhscare).

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are:

  • an adult, child or young person who has been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis

  • a parent or carer of a child or young person with ulcerative colitis.

In the NICE guideline, an adult is someone who is 18 or older, a child is 11 or younger and a young person is between 12 and 17.

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