The Centre for Liver Disease provides specialist assessment and treatment for patients with liver disease.
Alcoholic liver disease
Fatty liver disease
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
We are one of the largest of seven national hepatitis C treatment centres, and we provide data to the national treatment registry. The centre is part of a national campaign to reduce the number of alcohol-related deaths each year, through promoting changes in public health policy and legislation.
We are the national haemochromatosis centre – haemochromatosis is an overload of iron that can lead to organ damage. The centre provides genetic testing for the condition, as well as a dedicated haemochromatosis nurse.
We have an active research programme, focused on the mechanisms of and the prognostic markers in cirrhosis and the pathogenesis of haemochromatosis. You can find out more about our research here.
More than 100 patients attend our outpatient clinics every week, where we provide specialist diagnosis and disease management services. Some of the assessments we offer include blood testing and fibroscan, which determines the stage of the liver disease.
Our specialist nurses run hepatitis (B and C) clinics, as well as a dedicated blood testing service. We have five consultant-led liver clinics every fortnight. At these clinics, we manage patients with alcohol-related liver disease, fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, immune-mediated liver disease, drug-induced liver disease, metabolic liver disease and other conditions.
We are committed to integrated care, and a psychologist is available to support patients with viral hepatitis and alcohol-related liver disease.