Constipation in Adults
Clinical Knowledge Summaries has useful information on management:
Consider referral if a serious underlying cause is suspected (see red flags) or symptoms persist despite optimal management in primary care.
Options for referral include:
Gastroenterology Advice and Guidance Service via e-referral
Community Gastroenterology Service (PRIME) via e-referral
Secondary Care referral to gastroenterology or colorectal surgeons.
Anorectal physiology is available via direct referral at NBT but normally only requested on advice of a specialist.