Proposed changes to specialised severe intestinal failure services for adults

Closed 29 Oct 2018

Opened 24 Aug 2018


NHS England is consulting on proposed changes to severe intestinal failure (SIF) specialised services for adults.

Please read our proposals in the consultation guide and complete the online response form below. More detailed information is also available in the options paper which outlines the modelling undertaken in developing these proposals.

Following a review of the clinical model, we are proposing two types of centre supporting people living with SIF - Integrated IF Centres that offer both medical and surgical interventions, and Home Parenteral Nutrition (PN) Centres that offer medical support. While we are investing in services to develop a networked model of care, this will result in fewer centres offering both medical and surgical support that will have the adequate resources and staffing levels. NHS England believe this is important in order to raise standards of clinical quality, and we are now consulting with the public on these planned changes.

We will be running a number of webinar sessions, aimed at patients and carers, and clinicians and service managers - which you can register for below. These will be an opportunity to talk through the proposals and ask any questions about what this could mean for you.

To join a webinar you need access to a computer and a phone line - it's free to join, and step by step instructions will be sent to all participants before each session:

For patient and carers

Wednesday 12 September, 1pm - 2pm | Register here
Tuesday 25 September, 6pm - 7pm | Register here

For clinicians and service managers

Tuesday 25 September, 1pm - 2pm |  Register here
Thursday 27 September, 4pm - 5pm  | Register here


  • Patients
  • Carers


  • Patient and public voice
  • Specialised commissioning