Healthcare professional links

For UK healthcare professionals only

Further information about IBS and related gastrointestinal disorders can be found on the websites highlighted below. These websites are intended for use by healthcare professionals only. For links to websites containing information aimed at patients, please click here.

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British Dietetic Association
The professional association for dieticians.

British National Formulary
The online version of the BNF provides UK healthcare professionals with search-friendly information on how to select and use medicines.

British Society of Gastroenterology
The British Society of Gastroenterology website provides information For healthcare professionals with an interest in gastroenterology. It includes multiple links to useful resources on IBS and other digestive diseases.

The Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library contains several review articles on the management of IBS, including the use of alternative and pharmacological therapies.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
The NICE website has a dedicated section on IBS, outlining available guidance on how to diagnose and manage the condition.

NHS Gastroenterology & Liver Diseases Specialist Library
The aim of this electronic resource is to provide healthcare professionals and patients with the best current evidence and know how within the speciality.

Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology
A professional network for all those interested in gastroenterological disorders and their management in primary care.

Hypnotherapy Directory
This site provides the UK with a hypnotherapy support network, enabling those in distress to find a local suitably qualified/registered hypnotherapist. This is a free and confidential service.

Rome Foundation
Details of the ROME III criteria for diagnosing functional gastrointestinal disorders, which includes IBS, can be found on this website.

Royal College of General Practitioners
Academic organisation for UK general practitioners.

Royal College of Nursing
Academic organisation for UK nurses.

Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
The professional and regulatory body for pharmacists in England, Scotland and Wales.