The commissioning guidance has been produced in partnership with professional and patient associations – BAPEN, BASL, the IBS Network, Crohn’s & Colitis UK, Coeliac UK, British Liver Trust and the BSG. It sets out the key elements of a good gastroenterology and hepatology service according to the key aspects of the NHS Outcomes Framework. The main summary report is just 15 pages. It draws upon more detailed analyses of care pathways which are also available in pdf form on these pages. We intend to update the website regularly.