Influencing change

We campaign on behalf of all people affected by liver disease and liver cancer ensuring your voice is heard where it matters most.

We work across the UK, engaging with parliamentarians and key policy-makers within the NHS to increase awareness and influence decisions that will improve care, treatment and outcomes for patients.

Liver disease is a major healthcare crisis that we must all do something about.

Our policy and public affairs work supports the delivery of the strategic priorities, set out in ‘Our Strategy – Towards a World Without Liver Disease’. This area of work has the ability to achieve real and long-lasting change and improve outcomes for everyone living with liver disease in the UK.

Our work with political and policy stakeholders, seeks to:

  • Increase awareness of liver disease and liver cancer
  • Improve the numbers of people who are diagnosed early
  • Reduce stigma
  • Drive up standards of care
  • Get better outcomes for people affected by liver disease
  • Achieve policy changes that make it easy for everyone to be healthier so that we can reduce the numbers of people who are diagnosed with preventable liver disease

Our Sound the Alarm campaign guides the policy recommendations we promote. A key focus of our current work is making early diagnosis routine.

We engage with political stakeholders holding one to one meetings with MPs and parliamentarians from the devolved nations, run the secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Liver Disease and Liver Cancer and Cross-Party Group (CPG) on Liver Disease and Liver Cancer in the Senedd, and hold events and debates. This work is undertaken through a strategic partnership with the Foundation for Liver Research.

We also work together with other organisations involved in liver health through the UK Liver Alliance and work in partnership with key campaigning groups, including the Obesity Health Alliance, the Alcohol Health Alliance, the Less Survivable Cancer Taskforce and the Hepatitis C Coalition. These strategic relationships support our work to influence policy and deliver improvements in liver disease outcomes across the UK.