Our service aims to improve early identification of liver disease and make necessary referrals, where appropriate to our tertiary service such as transplantation.
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 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.
Our team compromises of two full time Consultant Gastroenterologists Dr Craig (clinical lead) and Dr Monier both with a specialist interest in liver disease, two full time liver nurses Zoe Cox and Stephanie Goodman. We cover James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough and Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.
Referrals to the liver service can be made via GPs, hospital doctor or any other healthcare professionals. Our outpatient liver clinics are held in the Endoscopy centre at James Cook and the outpatients department at the Friarage Hospital.
Service provided for patients
- Inpatient and outpatient hepatology/liver disease services
- Alcohol-related liver disease
- Cirrhosis – all causes
- Non-alcohol related fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
- Chronic liver failure
- Portal hypertension
- Primary biliary cholangitis [PBC]
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis [PSC]
- Autoimmune hepatitis [AIH])
- Genetic conditions such as alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency, haemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease.
- Liver nurses mobile 07815 998 059 for advice and support
- Consultant Secretarial team: 01642 854846
Please visit the British Liver Trust website which includes all our frequently asked questions about the disease for people affected with a liver condition.