Faecal microbiota transplantation is a treatment for clostridium difficile infection. It is an effective alternative to antibiotic treatment for CDI at a comparable cost. High cure rates (90%) and reduced use of antibiotics equal a win-win for patients and the NHS.
An overview of the service, outcomes and costs, as well patient stories is available here.
Collated evidence is available on the right, courtesy of North East and North Cumbria AHSN.
N.B. LAUNCH OF THIS SERVICE HAS NOW BEEN DELAYED, LIKELY UNTIL Q2/Q3 2017.