Overview: Liver disease
The majority of liver disease results from lifestyle-related risk factors including excess alcohol use and obesity / type 2 diabetes and is therefore preventable. Early diagnosis is key to improving crucial to improving survival rates for patients and current conventional 'liver function tests' are insensitive in the detection of chronic liver disease.
EMAHSN’s Scarred Liver Project is implementing a community-based liver pathway focused on risk factors, integrated care across primary and secondary care and novel diagnostic technologies using a non-invasive procedure. (Fibroscan®).
EMAHSN, working in partnership with the NIHR Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre BRU, has supported the pathway’s implementation in multiple sites across Nottingham and the pathway is currently being implemented in a diverse, deprived inner-city Leicester GP practice.