Improving early diagnosis of liver disease

Three quarters of people with liver disease are diagnosed at a late stage when it is often too late for treatment or intervention. There are now 50% more liver transplants than ten years ago – but not everyone is lucky enough to receive a transplant. A quarter of people who are diagnosed late in hospital die within 60 days.

These shocking statistics have to change. Finding liver disease earlier will need GPs and primary care nurses to proactively look for it in their patients. To do this, they need clear guidelines and an easy to implement pathway to refer people for the right tests and treatment. We've surveyed the whole country to map the state of primary care pathways, we're now calling on MPs to help us make sure that pathways are put in place where they are lacking, and are properly implemented where they are in place.

Click here to email your MP and help us influence primary care commissioning across the whole UK.