Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome in adults: diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome in primary care

Status: History
Publication date: February 2008
Wave: 12
Process: CG
Topic area:
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Digestive system
  • Public health
  • Therapeutic procedures

NICE project team

Centre for clinical practice lead: Gillian Leng
Communications manager: Kristin O'Leary
Guidelines commissioning manager: Christine Sealey
Guidelines coordinator: Gayle Wadsworth
Patient involvement lead: Barbara Meredith
Guidelines Development Group: The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.

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Provisional schedule

Scoping workshop: 22 March 2006
Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders: 2 - 29 March 2006
Consultation on draft guideline with stakeholders: 16 August - 11 October 2007
Pre-publication check: TBC
Publication date: February 2008


Project history

Date Update
02 March 2006 The draft scope is out for consultation with stakeholders. The scope defines what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply. If you wish to comment, you need to do so via one of the registered stakeholder organisations listed above, by the deadline shown.
24 March 2006

The scope (see link below) defines what aspects of care are covered by the guideline and to whom it applies.

The NCCs may make a focussed call for evidence on specific clinical questions or subquestions, after it has done initial searches. It will be able to make a call at any point during development of the guideline, and stakeholders will usually be given 4 weeks to respond. The NCC will approach all registered stakeholders for this evidence. The NCC may not issue any calls for evidence for a guideline if the Guideline Development Group (GDG) feels it is not necessary.

In addition, the NCCs will accept relevant confidential data for consideration by the GDG.

Development of the clinical guideline is under way and is being led by the National Collaborating Centre. The Guideline Development Group meets regularly to oversee and assist the identification, review and synthesis of the evidence, the incorporation of expert consensus opinion and the translation of the evidence into recommendations for practice and audit criteria. Three versions of the guideline are under preparation: a full guideline, a NICE short-form guideline and information for the public. Please see timescales above for dates of the first and final rounds of consultation with stakeholders.

11 October 2007 Consultation on the draft of the guideline is complete and the guideline is being modified in the light of comments received
29 November 2007 Project team updated.


Key documents

This page was last updated: 30 March 2010