The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Viral Hepatitis

The Department of Hepatology provides a comprehensive service for patients with hepatitis B and hepatitis C. The service is multi-disciplinary and includes consultants in infectious diseases and sexual health as an integral part.

GPs are encouraged to refer all new patients with hepatitis B or C to this service through Choose and Book (Viral Hepatitis). There is appropriate expertise in this clinic for patients co-infected with either virus or other blood borne viruses such as HIV. Third sector and public health services can refer to this clinic directly using a proforma available on Leeds Health Pathways. We also provide an in-reach service to local prisons.

The medical clinic is held weekly on Thursday afternoons. It is a teaching and training clinic. Fibroscan technology is available in this clinic if needed. 

Medical team

  • Dr Mark Aldersley (Service lead; Consultant Hepatologist)
  • Dr Iain Brew (GP with Specialist Interest in Hepatitis C)
  • Dr Penny Lewthwaite (Consultant Infectious Diseases)
  • Dr Emma Page (Consultant Sexual Health)
  • Dr Ramu Chimakurthi (Consultant Hepatologist)

Clinical Nurse Specialists

  • Ms Suzanne Newton (Hepatitis C)
  • Ms Kathryn Rothwell (Alcohol and Substance Misuse)
  • Ms Samantha Sharman (Hepatitis C)
  • Ms Sara Stevenson (Hepatitis B)
  • Ms Tracey Stirrup (Hepatitis C)
  • Ms Catherine Wigglesworth (Hepatitis C)

Clinical pharmacist

  • Ms Sandeep Whitehead
Administrative team
  • Ms Lynn Cavell (Secretary)
  • Ms Catriona Brook (MDT co-ordinator)