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March 13 Meeting Content

GORD, starting, stepping down and stopping - Helen Brown, NPS

  • Distinguish between GORD and other conditions when patients present with reflux symptoms
  • Develop a plan for each patient with GORD who is starting a PPI that considers lifestyle modifications and stepping down or stopping of PPI at review
  • Explain the balance of benefits and risks of ongoing treatment for GORD
  • Discuss stepping down or stopping PPIs with GORD patients whose symptoms are adequately controlled
  • Discuss systems in your practice and prioritise areas for improvement in the management of patients prescribed PPIs for GORD.
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