Here you will find a range of information and training tools for healthcare professionals. These are provided to give some additional guidance where required, or for those simply wanting to refresh their knowledge of coeliac disease.
NICE Guidance – NG20 Coeliac Disease Recognition, Assessment and Management
NICE Guidance sets the standards for high quality healthcare and encourages healthy living. The NICE Guidance on coeliac disease was first published in May 2009 and as revised in September 2015. Also included below is the NICE Guidance on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which highlights the importance of excluding coeliac disease before diagnosing IBS.
British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) – diagnosis and management of adult coeliac disease
The Clinical Services and Standards Committee of the BSG commissioned guidance on the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease after rigorous peer review of the literature, including data from any available randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, cohort studies, prospective and retrospective studies. The latest guidelines were published in 2014.
British Society of Paediatric, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)
BSPGHAN in collaboration with Coeliac UK published joint guidance on the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease in children.
British Dietetic Association (BDA)
Coeliac UK has worked with the BDA to develop an online module titled ‘Coeliac disease, getting the diagnosis right’. The module reviews current evidence to support adults and children getting the right diagnosis and helps dietitians in considering individuals that may be in need of referral and screening for coeliac disease.
The module has audio content and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE)
Coeliac UK has worked with the CPPE to develop an online ‘floor’ on coeliac disease, as a training tool for everyone working in the community pharmacy. The information available includes 11 ‘hotspots’ ranging from information on recognising coeliac disease to building a business case to bid for a local gluten-free food service, quizzes, videos, a case study and links to more materials to aid learning.
At Coeliac UK our policy positions and statements are underpinned by evidence based research. Here you can find a list of relevant publications:
It is estimated that 1 in 100 people are diagnosed with coeliac disease
Only 24% of people with coeliac disease are currently diagnosed
It takes an average 13 years from onset of symptoms until confirmed diagnosis with coeliac disease
Approximately one in four people diagnosed with coeliac disease were previously treated for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
If would like to know more about the research into coeliac disease, including the work commissioned by Coeliac UK, please go to the Coeliac UK website research pages.