Dyspepsia Referral Criteria

 

AGE BAND

Immediate Referral 
Significant Acute GI Bleeding

Below 55 yr

Over 55 yr

Urgent Referral 
 Chronic GI Bleeding
 Progressive unintentional weight loss
 Progressive difficulty swallowing
 Persistent vomiting
 Iron Deficiency anaemia
 Epigastric mass
 Suspicious Ba meal
Urgent Referral 
Over 55 yr with unexplained and persistent (4-6 weeks)recent onset dyspepsia

“Good Referral”  Checklist


  1. Bullet Clearly marked urgency

  2. Bullet Age of patient

  3. Bullet Length of time of symptoms

  4. Bullet Reports of previous investigations

  5. Bullet Recent relevant blood test reports

  6. Bullet FBP

  7. Bullet LFTs

  8. Bullet ESR

Local Contact Details for Urgent Referral

CAH

Dr P Murphy

Secretary:

Ext. No:

Direct Access No:

DHH

Dr X X

Secretary:

Ext. No:

Direct Access No: