Partners and support

The Alcohol-Related Liver Disease (ARLD) Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) brings together organisations and individuals who represent the following groups:

  • people at risk of, or worried about ARLD
  • people who have or have had ARLD
  • carers, relatives and friends of people who have or had ARLD
  • health and social care professionals with clinical experience of ARLD

Our partner organisations played a vital role by helping us to promote the survey, and by getting involved in the priority setting process.

"Liver Disease is currently the fifth biggest killer disease in the UK and still the most common cause of liver disease is alcohol related - consequently this Priority Setting Partnership is extremely important in developing the most appropriate research to benefit those with and affected by ARLD and support all issues relating to ARLD from prevention and early detection through to best possible treatment and care."

Andrew Langford, Chief Executive, British Liver Trust at the time of the PSP

“The gap between the burden of liver disease from alcohol and research efforts in comparison to other causes of liver damage has been stark, and so I really welcome this initiative. In particular it is good to see an emphasis on research that is important to patients”

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair, Alcohol Health Alliance UK