This Interactive Treatment Pathway for chronic constipation has been developed by The Bowel Interest Group. It is an easy reference guide for treating adults with chronic constipation. The interactive treatment pathway starts at the initial consultation through to third line therapies and when to refer to secondary care.
It has been developed to improve care and reduce costs associated with chronic constipation in the community. Recognising that this is a large problem in primary care, the guidance is structured pragmatically to allow quick and safe decision making. The first appointment may just cover history and examination. The pathway would then assist by standardising the lifestyle measures which have evidence to support them.
The pathway has been developed from the NICE CKS on constipation.
The pathway is interactive so that you can click through to the relevant section.