Early detection of liver disease within primary care environments is critical to reducing the burden of liver disease across the country, and the British Liver Trust is working alongside GPs to support them in driving this change.
We want to help make liver disease prevention, detection and treatment a central part of routine healthcare in GP practices, and on 14th January we hosted our first online primary care training workshop, attended by over 160 GPs from across the UK.
Opening presentations highlighted the worrying national trends in liver disease cases and showed why primary care practitioners, with their detailed patient knowledge, can drive early detection, diagnosis and management of liver disease patients.
Attendees were then provided with a detailed overview of process, procedure and best practice in referral into secondary care.
Many thanks to our speakers – Dr Helen Jarvis GP, RCGP Clinical Champion for Liver Disease and Dr Leanne Stratton and Dr Roger McCorry, Consultant Hepatologists at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.
If you are a GP, you can access all of our materials for primary care here. These include:
- The liver disease toolkit, developed in partnership with the RCGP, featuring national guidance summaries, best practice pathways and resources for practices and commissioners
- Guidelines for the interpretation of abnormal liver blood tests
- Patient information factsheets regarding Non-Alcohol Related Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Alcohol Related Liver Disease (ARLD)
- Love Your Liver posters and leaflets to help raise awareness of liver disease risk factors
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