This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) in adults, young people and children. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. The source guidance on ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease is being updated and we are assessing what changes will need to be made to the quality standard.

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