Information for Clinicians
Primary Care Referrals
Our General Hepatology clinic, Viral Hepatology clinic and Hepatobiliary Surgical clinics are available on Choose and Book; please choose the most appropriate service for your patient’s referral. Please refer to the service specifications for the clinics.
GP referrers can find hepatology referral advice for
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Isolated abnormal LFTs
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
On the Leeds Health Pathways Website (accessible from NHS N3 connection only).
Viral hepatitis referrals from non-GP referrers
Referrals from Secondary Care
We provide a tertiary service for complex hepatology including the management of complications of portal hypertension, acute liver failure and vascular liver disease. Referrals can be made to any of the consultant hepatologists by post or by fax to 0113 206 6462. Where an urgent opinion is required, please contact the hepatology bleep holder 24 hours per day via St James's Hospital switchboard (0113 243 3144, bleep number 4873).
For hepatobiliary surgical referrals the HPB registrar can be reached via switchboard.
For information regarding liver transplantation, including how to refer for assessment and post-transplant shared care guidelines, visit our Liver Transplantation Information Web Page.
Dr Stewart Gibson, one of our team, has developed two applications for Apple and Android devices to allow easy calculation of prognostic scores in patients with liver disease:
|OLTcalc: A UKELD, MELD and Child-Pugh score calculator.||Apple||Android|
|NAFLD calc: A non-invasive fatty liver fibrosis calculator.||Apple||Android|
Please note that these applications are not controlled or endorsed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
The Human Tissue Authority
The Human Tissue Authority (HTA) is a watchdog that supports public confidence by licensing organisations that store and use human tissue for purposes such as research, patient treatment, post-mortem examination, teaching, and public exhibitions. We also give approval for organ and bone marrow donations from living people.
NHS Blood and Transplant
NHS Blood and Transplant is a Special Health Authority, dedicated to saving and improving lives through the wide range of services we provide to the NHS.