This quality standard covers managing symptoms of reflux (regurgitation or bringing up feeds) in babies, children and young people (under 18). It also covers diagnosing and managing gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (also called GORD), which is more severe reflux and heartburn. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
It does not cover investigating and managing dyspepsia and GORD in adults, which is covered in NICE’s quality standard for dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease in adults.
Keeping quality standards up to date
We check our quality standards every August to make sure they are up to date.