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.
Advice on PredictSure-IBD for inflammatory bowel disease prognosis to aid local decision making
Evidence-based recommendations on leukapheresis for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
This guideline covers using colonoscopy to check for signs of bowel cancer in people aged 18 and over with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease (types of inflammatory bowel disease) or adenomas (also known as polyps). It aims to prevent cancer and prolong life by offering advice on identifying early bowel cancer in adults most at risk.
Advice on the use of point-of-care and home faecal calprotectin tests for monitoring treatment response in inflammatory bowel disease
Advice on the use of RIDASCREEN tests for monitoring infliximab in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) to aid local decision-making
Evidence-based recommendations on faecal calprotectin diagnostic tests for inflammatory diseases of the bowel
Evidence-based recommendations on therapeutic monitoring of TNF-alpha inhibitors in Crohn’s disease
Evidence-based recommendations on bioprosthetic plug insertion for anal fistula in adults. This involves putting a plug into the fistula and stitching it in
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing spondyloarthritis that is suspected or confirmed in adults who are 16 years or older. It aims to raise awareness of the features of spondyloarthritis and provide clear advice on what action to take when people with signs and symptoms first present in healthcare settings. It also provides advice on the range of treatments available.
Evidence-based recommendations on collagen paste for closing an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on radially emitting laser fibre treatment of an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on endoscopic ablation for an anal fistula in adults
Evidence-based recommendations on SeHCAT (tauroselcholic [75 selenium] acid) for investigating diarrhoea due to bile acid malabsorption (BAM)
This guideline covers the management of ulcerative colitis in children, young people and adults. It aims to help professionals to provide consistent high-quality care and it highlights the importance of advice and support for people with ulcerative colitis.
Evidence-based recommendations on integrated multiplex polymerase chain tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in suspected gastroenteritis
The key therapeutic topic biosimilar medicines has been retired from the 2019 update of medicines optimisation: key therapeutic topics. The version published in 2018 is available here for information but it has not been updated since February 2018. Like all the other key therapeutic topics it is not formal NICE guidance .
Evidence-based recommendations on extracorporeal photopheresis (treated white blood cells) for Crohn's disease
This quality standard covers diagnosing and managing irritable bowel syndrome in adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
This guideline covers assessing the risk of fragility fracture in people aged 18 and over with osteoporosis. It aims to provide guidance on the selection and use of risk assessment tools in the care of adults at risk of fragility fractures in all NHS settings.
Evidence-based recommendations on inserting a collagen plug to close an abdominal wall enterocutaneous fistula
Evidence-based recommendations on quantitative faecal immunochemical tests (OC Sensor, HM-JACKarc and FOB Gold) to guide GP referral for colorectal cancer
This guideline covers assessing and managing faecal incontinence (any involuntary loss of faeces that is a social or hygienic problem) in people aged 18 and over. It aims to ensure that staff are aware that faecal incontinence is a sign or a symptom, not a diagnosis.
Evidence-based recommendations on virtual chromoendoscopy (VCE) using NBI, FICE or i-scan to assess colorectal polyps of 5 mm or less during colonoscopy
Evidence-based recommendations on negative pressure (vacuum therapy) wound therapy for the open (exposed) abdomen to aid healing
This guideline covers diagnosing and managing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in people aged 18 and over. It details how to accurately diagnose IBS, and aims to improve the quality of life for adults with IBS by promoting effective management using dietary and lifestyle advice, pharmacological therapy and referral for psychological interventions.
Summary of the evidence on budesonide multimatrix (Cortiment) for treating ulcerative colitis (UC) to inform local NHS planning and decision-making
This guideline covers managing colorectal (bowel) cancer in people aged 18 and over. It aims to improve quality of life and survival for adults with colorectal cancer through management of local disease and management of secondary tumours (metastatic disease).
Summary of the evidence on the risk of using broad-specturm antibiotics associated with clostridium difficile infection
This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer in secondary care, including information on the best way to diagnose and identify different stages of the disease, and how to manage adverse effects of treatment. It also includes recommendations on follow-up in primary care for people diagnosed with prostate cancer.