Help Guts UK influence national guidelines for Diverticular Disease

23rd July 2019

Guts UK have been approached by NICE (the UK’s body that aims to improve outcomes for those using the NHS and public/social services) to collate comments from their community on Diverticular Disease.


NICE have released their draft guidelines for Diverticular Disease. These guidelines will be used in the future as recommendations and guidance for healthcare professionals across the country, and are hugely influential. This is a brilliant opportunity for patients with Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis to send us their thoughts on the guidelines.


“The patient voice is so important, and this opportunity allows patients to shape future national guidelines. Patients are experts by experience. When patients come together with specialists – that’s the sweet spot”

–  Julie Harrington, Guts UK CEO


NICE are unable to accept comments from individuals, but Guts UK are able to collate the comments we receive as an organisation and allow the all-important patient voice to be heard.

You can download the draft guidelines by clicking here

If you’d like us to read your comments and thoughts on the guidelines, to collate these alongside our own comments for submission and consideration, please email Please use the subject ‘NICE – Diverticular’ and make sure you email before the 7th August 2019.

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