Information booklet Our patient information booklet provides lots of useful information, facts and figures about heartburn, Barrett's oesophagus, oesophageal cancer and the various treatments and investigations available. We would like to thank the oesophageal section of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), our Medical Trustees, Professors Tim Underwood & Rebecca Fitzgerald, Lay Members, Nurses and Patients who have helped with the content of this booklet. Particular thanks to our medical Patron, Professor Laurence Lovat, Consultant Gastroenterologist at UCL Hospital and independent medical advisor to Heartburn Cancer UK, for his advice and help in producing this patient information booklet. If you would like a copy for yourself or a loved one then please feel free to download a digital copy or alternatively get in touch and we will happily post you a printed copy. If you would like we can provide them to hand out at fundraising events to raise awareness of the importance of having persistent heartburn investigated. As well as being available to the general public we provide them for distribution and display in pharmacies, GP surgeries and Gastroenterology departments. If you work in a healthcare setting and would like to ask about us providing you with a larger quantity of booklets then we would love to hear from you. Remember - if you suffer from heartburn for more than 3 weeks you should see your GP COVID-19 Statement Please note when reading our awareness information that COVID-19 has placed huge challenges on all parts of our NHS this year, including endoscopy facilities. In line with the NHS campaign ‘help us to help you’, we would still encourage you to go to the GP with difficulty swallowing or heartburn which is unresponsive to medication. Your GP can then determine the best course of action to take within the options available but may only be able to access endoscopy for high-risk symptoms, such as difficulty swallowing, at the moment. It is still better to present health concerns for a medical opinion, so that treatment or investigation, can be prioritised accordingly.