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Laryngopharyngeal reflux is commonly encountered in UK ENT clinics. This paper describes the diagnosis and management of this condition in a district general hospital setting. Invasive investigations are usually reserved for cases which are diagnostically difficult, who do not respond well to medical treatment or where antireflux surgery is contemplated. New techniques which are less invasive are described. Symptoms should be documented using the Reflux Symptom Index at each visit. Standard medical treatment is described.