Map of Medicine Project

The Royal College of Physicians has been collaborating with the Map of Medicine since 2008. The Map of Medicine provides a visual representation of evidence-based, practice informed clinical care pathways. Communities looking to redesign services to meet additional demands use Map of Medicine care maps as a starting point for clinically-led service improvements. It is also increasingly being used as a starting point for the commissioning of services. It is made available free at point of care to NHS staff through licensing agreements with NHS Connecting for Health Local Service Providers and is also freely available to the public on the NHS Choices website.

The RCP has worked with its Fellows and Members to gather the practice-based knowledge for the evidence based care maps which are peer reviewed by our Joint Specialty Committee. Care maps relevant to GI are:

  • Crohn's disease
  • Dyspepsia
  • Food allegy
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Obesity in adults
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Alcohol dependence, withdrawal and liver disease
  • Jaundice

Should you wish to view the full range of Map of Medicine care maps, there are three ways to access them:

  1. Simple password access to national pathways only is available via
  2. Access to national and local pathways on Map of Medicine is available by logging in; depending on where a user is based in England, login arrangements may be different. You can find out how to access the Map in your region by visiting
  3. Members of the public can access Map of Medicine Healthguides on the NHS Choices website or via

If you would like additional information about the Map of Medicine, or the RCP's collaboration with them, please visit: