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The IBS Remote Health Pathway has been developed for people diagnosed with IBS and referred to a Dietitian for dietary intervention to promote a holistic approach to the self-management of IBS related symptoms.

Benefits for patients and the Nutrition and Dietetic Service include:

  • Reducing the time between referral and the person receiving initial advice/support.
  • Reducing the number of dietetic outpatient visits for IBS patients.
  • Supporting the efficient and effective use of NHS resources.
  • Strengthening people's knowledge and skills to enable self management.
  • Improving patient and clinician experience.
  • Delivering care as close to home as possible.
  • Ensuring faster and easier access to appropriate clinicians when needed.
IBS 1st Line Service

We hope clinicians and patients find the Inhealthcare IBS 1st Line Service simple and easy to use, helping people better understand their condition and manage their symptoms.

The patient is issued with a service opt in letter and IBS RHP patient information leaflet and once the dietitian has initiated the 28-day programme, they will receive an initial e-mail welcoming them to the service and providing guidance on how to set up the Inhealthcare app.

Patients will be asked to complete an initial symptom evaluation. The same evaluation will be complete 28 days later to determine if adequate symptom control has been achieved or if further dietary intervention is required.

 

The IBS 1st Line Remote Monitoring Service using Inhealthcare guide helps practitioners understand how patients use the Inhealthcare remote monitoring IBS 1st Line Service.

IBS 2nd Line Service

We hope clinicians and patients find the Inhealthcare IBS 2nd Line Service simple and easy to use, supporting patients who are following the Low FODMAP diet and helping them manage their symptoms.

During the referral process, the service requests the patient to complete an initial symptom questionnaire, with reference to their understanding of their symptoms in the previous 7 days. The patient is issued with an information leaflet and when the dietitian initiates the service, the patient will receive an e-mail welcoming them to the service and providing guidance on how to set up the Inhealthcare app.

Upon accessing the app, the patient is directed to a microsite containing information and guidance to assist in the self-management of IBS and advice about the Low FODMAP diet.

During the period of enrolment on the service, the patient will be able to request a call back with a dietitian for additional support at any point. 

When the patient has confirmed they have been following the Low FODMAP diet for at least 4 weeks, they will be asked to complete a symptom questionnaire to monitor progress. 

During week 7 of following the Low FODMAP diet, the patient will be asked to complete the symptom questionnaire again to determine if adequate symptom control has been achieved, with the expectation that a follow up appointment with a dietitian will be arranged soon after.


The IBS 2nd Line Remote Health Pathway Onboarding Process guide helps practitioners to onboard patients to the Inhealthcare remote monitoring IBS 2nd Line Service.

Although developed for patients, this resource is useful for practitioners supporting the use of the Inhealthcare IBS 2nd Line Service:


The IBS 2nd Line Pathway - Supporting your Low FODMAP Journey guide explains the 3 steps to using the Inhealthcare IBS 2nd Line Service.

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