NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.
This quality standard covers the investigation and management of dyspepsia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) symptoms in adults 18 and older. It includes the investigation of dyspepsia and GORD symptoms as a risk factor for oesophagogastric cancer but it does not include the diagnosis and management of oesophagogastric cancer because this will be covered by a separate quality standard. For more information see the topic overview.
This quality standard was previously called dyspepsia and gastro‑oesophageal reflux disease in adults: investigation and management.