Hepatology Service

The service is led by a team of two consultant gastroenterologists, including the department of gastroenterology clinical director (CD) who also has managerial responsibility for providing endoscopy services for the trust.

In addition the team are supported by two recently appointed liver clinical nurse specialists.

The service has strong links with local dietetic and alcohol services.

The hepatology service has established links with the hepatology and HPB surgical teams based at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle as well as the local infectious diseases team who are responsible for the delivery of viral hepatitis services.

A liver transplant outreach clinic enables care closer to home for patients undergoing liver transplant assessment and post-transplant monitoring.