About Scarred Liver Pathway
Diagnostic pathway detecting chronic liver disease at a life or death stage.
Liver disease is now the fifth largest killer in the UK. Currently 50% of new diagnoses of liver cirrhosis occur only after emergency admission to hospital. This diagnostic pathway detects significant but asymptomatic chronic liver disease at a critical stage in which it can either progress or reverse. The pathway combines both the identification of patients at risk of chronic liver diseases and utilises proven diagnostic tests to detect and stratify the risk. Thirdly, it aims to provide a seamless pathway between Primary and Secondary Care.
Neil is a Clinical Associate Professor in Hepatology, University of Nottingham and Consultant Hepatologist, at Nottingham University Hospitals.