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What has NICE said?

This procedure is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS.

It should only be used for patients who keep getting Clostridium difficile infections despite taking antibiotics and having other treatments. Confidential records of donors and patients who receive transplants should be kept.

More research on this procedure is needed.

What does this mean for me?

Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. All of this should happen before you decide whether you want to have this procedure or not.

Your health professional may ask you if details of your procedure can be collected.

Other comments from NICE

NICE said that religious beliefs, especially those related to diet, might influence whether patients want to have this procedure or not. It also talked about the possible risk of transferring infections that may cause harm in the long term, but kept in mind that patients having this procedure are usually very ill and that other treatments have not helped them.

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