Table 1

Cost of new pathway with associated savings comparisons using secondary care costs based on secondary care audit data collected in May 2011

Costs of FC testing at £31 per test on a cost per case basis based on funding for up to 350 tests£10 850
Cost of dietetics service with 15% on costs, band six specialist dietitian and 0.2 WTE administrator support£48 003
Total cost of new pathway£58 853
Present annual secondary care costs for patients with likely IBS aged 16–45 years with no alarm symptoms when seen in secondary care£161 198
Savings comparison£102 345
  • FC, faecal calprotectin; IBS, irritable bowel syndrome; WTE, whole time equivalent.