List of quality statements
Statement 1. Adults with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are offered tests for inflammatory markers as first‑line investigation to exclude inflammatory causes.
Statement 2. Adults with symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome are given a positive diagnosis if no red flag indicators are present and investigations identify no other cause of symptoms.
Statement 3. Adults with irritable bowel syndrome are offered advice on further dietary management if their symptoms persist after they have followed general lifestyle and dietary advice.
Statement 4. Adults with irritable bowel syndrome agree their follow‑up with their healthcare professional.