Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) is estimated to occur in 10–15% of the population and is the most common GIT problem managed in Australian general practice. Typical symptoms of GORD include heartburn and regurgitation, but atypical symptoms also commonly occur. Chronic GORD poses the risk of serious pathology, including oesophageal stricture, Barrett’s oesophagus and adenocarcinoma. GP registrars need to develop a safe approach to the assessment and management of GORD.