Do you suffer with Chronic Pain?

26th August 2020

Guts UK have been approached by NICE (the UK body aiming to improve outcomes for those using the NHS and public/social services) to gather comments from our community on chronic pain. Guts UK will represent abdominal pain.

NICE have released their draft guidelines for chronic pain. These guidelines will be used in the future as recommendations/guidance for healthcare professionals across the country, and are hugely influential.

For those with chronic abdominal pain (pain in the abdomen that is present for more than 3 months), this is a brilliant opportunity to influence these important guidelines and have your say.


“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

After reading the draft guidance, Team Guts UK feel that abdominal pain and digestive diseases are largely underrepresented. We feel that further digestive conditions need to be listed, especially considering how debilitating chronic abdominal pain can be for those with digestive diseases.

But we want to know your thoughts.

Download and read the draft guidelines by clicking here.

Please email your thoughts (however short or long) to  info@gutscharity.org.uk. Please use the subject ‘NICE – Chronic Pain’ and make sure you email before the 7th September 2020.

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