The NICE dyspepsia guideline covers how pharmacists and GPs can help people with dyspepsia to manage their symptoms: the role of lifestyle advice; which treatments to offer; when further diagnostic tests may be appropriate; and how to manage symptoms in the long term.
These recommendations apply to primary care, that is, treatment by a GP, pharmacist or practice nurse. They do not apply to hospital care. This guideline does not address rare but serious causes of indigestion that require hospital care.
This guidance replaces TA7 Dyspepsia - proton pump inhibitors.
This page was last updated: 05 March 2014
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- Quick reference guide (PDF)
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline (PDF)
- CG17 Diffyg traul (dyspepsia) mewn oedolion: deall canllawiau NICE
Information for the public
Consultation on review proposal with stakeholders: 01 June 2011 - 14 June 2011
Review decision date: July 2011
The guideline should be updated at this time.
Following the recent review recommendation, an update of this guideline is currently in the process of being scheduled into the work programme. Details of any update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage.
Implementation tools and resources
- None available
See this guidance in practice
The summary of the key recommendations in the guidance written for patients, carers and those with little medical knowledge and may be used in local patient information leaflets.
Quick Reference Guide
The quick reference guide presents recommendations for health professionals
The published NICE clinical guideline, contains the recommendations for health professionals and NHS bodies.
The published full clinical guideline for specialists with background, evidence, recommendations and methods used.