An organization called NICE (National Institute for Health Information Clearance Exchange) is calling for comments on Standards of Practice in Medicine for Irritable Bowel Syndrome that are in development by the National Health Service. The comment period has started, and will end on October 11, 2007.
Mostly they want comments from so-called “Stakeholder” Organizations. This would be something like “People with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS),” if such an organization existed. Unfortunately, I doubt that there is much of any patient organization for IBS. That is why I hope that readers in England and Wales will check out the preliminary guidelines posted on the NICE site, and then submit their comments. Here is the link again in plain sight: http://www.nice.org.uk/page.aspx?o=448543