I found out about the British Liver Trust through being part of an autoimmune hepatitis group and the Trust gets an awful lot of mentions there. When people are giving advice they say: “Have you looked at the British Liver Trust website?”
We have information about most adult liver conditions that are seen in the UK. It is available in different formats. So you can choose the one most appropriate for each patient.
You can direct patients to online information about their liver condition here:
For people who would prefer printed information, we have detailed booklets for many of our conditions. We also have factsheets. These are shorter and cover the most important points. They are especially helpful for people who are currently very unwell and not ready for a lot of information. Some of the factsheets are also available in large print. You can download booklets and factsheets as PDFs here:
You can also order printed copies of our booklets to give out to your patients here:
These are all absolutely excellent, and provide all the key information for patients.
-Dr Abid Suddle, consultant hepatologist, who reviewed some of our recent patient information.
- General information with links to the conditions A to Z, most common conditions and our support services
Very happy with the way information given in manageable subject related chunks. Medical jargon avoided as much as is possible and further info, guidelines, further sources of support clearly highlighted
-Comment from our patient information feedback form
Another easy way to make sure that your patients can find our information is to add a link in your email or letter signatures.
The sheet below has text that you can copy and paste into your automatic signatures. You can chose to link to the British Liver Trust website or to Liver Cancer UK. The signatures also give the phone number for our nurse led helpline.
Having a liver condition can impact many areas of your patient’s life. We provide information on a range of topics including diet, money issues and coping with stigma.
We also offer a range of support for anyone living with a liver condition and their loved ones.
Although liver conditions are very common, they are not often talked about. Your patient may not know anyone else with a similar condition to them. So sharing our patient stories page can really help.
Thank you, I always come on this site as a means of being informed and feeling connected to others.
-Comment from our patient feedback form