Alcohol-related Liver Disease

Alcohol-related liver disease

This PSP was jointly funded by the National Institute for Health Research and the British Society of Gastroenterology.  Alcohol-related liver disease has become the most common type of alcohol-related death in England.  In this PSP, patients, carers and health professionals were asked for their unanswered questions around the diagnosis, treatment and care of alcohol-related liver disease.  Over 230 responses to the original survey were received from across the UK and the 25 most important questions were agreed jointly between patients, carers and clinicians at a priority setting workshop.

“We covered some very complex issues regarding alcohol related liver disease… Using the premise that everyone was an equal partner in this process meant that all views were acknowledged purposefully as we moved forward to agree our priorities. It wasn’t easy but it was very rewarding.  To listen and learn from each other whilst respecting each other’s knowledge and viewpoint was key to such a very successful day… This illness and its consequences, is without doubt one of the most serious issues of our time…” 

Dawn Pallant, who attended the final priority setting workshop

See news from this PSP: November 2016, June 2016, June 2015, March 2015.

The Alcohol-related Liver Disease Top 10 was published in November 2016.

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