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Patient Leaflets

The British Liver Trust publishes leaflets and factsheets on a range of liver diseases. All our patient information is written or reviewed by leading liver specialists to make sure the information is accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date.

Our publications are reviewed by ‘lay readers’ before publication – these are people with first hand experience of liver disease. Their views and suggestions help to make sure that the guides reflect actual experience of diagnosis, treatment and aftercare for specific conditions.

Not everyone will have the same experience and the same treatment is not available across the country. We cover what there is to know, including upcoming treatments, treatment available elsewhere and research information so that our leaflets can empower as well as inform people affected by liver disease.

Leaflets are written in clear and straightforward language, using a minimum of clinical terminology, that is explained when it is used.

Professional Guides

The British Liver Trust publishes guides for use by health professionals. Currently available are two guides focusing on viral hepatitis, ‘A professional’s guide to hepatitis B’ and ‘A professional’s guide to hepatitis C’.

The guides will be useful for a range of people working across a number of clinical environments outside the hepatology field where knowledge about treating liver disease is not strong.

Non-practitioners, such as health and safety advisors, drug counsellors and other people similarly called upon to advise in health-related settings, will benefit from the information in these guides.

Written by experienced hepatologists, the guides provide an overview of disease prevalence in the UK followed by brief guidance on diagnosis, prevention and treatment. A glossary, a list of resources and contact details for useful organisations are also provided.