Innovations in Liver Services

The South West Liver Unit is leading in developing innovative services for patients with liver disease. We are working collaboratively with service users and partners in NEW Devon CCG, NHS England, South West Academic Health Science Network (SWAHSN) and PenCLAHRC to support and evaluate these innovations. Active projects include:

South West Peninsula Hepatitis C Operational Delivery Network

This regional network, led by Professor Matthew Cramp manages allocation and delivery of direct acting antiviral drugs for treatment of Hepatitis C Virus infection.

Outcomes Based Commissioning Demonstrator for alcohol services

This programme is working with NEW Devon CCG and social investors to improve access and delivery of alcohol treatment services, supported by the SWAHSN.

‘SWAHSN Holds Hackathon in Exeter to Reimagine and Improve Pathways for Alcohol Dependent People’.

Community Hepatology Services

Innovative pathways for community management of early and advanced liver diseases, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), ascites and encephalopathy are being established.

Led by Anthony Moffat, Hepatology Consultant Nurse.

Patient participation group

Patient led group with the remit of supporting development clinical services in the South West Liver Unit and Hepatology Research in Plymouth.

To get involved or for more information please contact Jayne Davies jaynedavies@nhs.net.

For patient support please contact Friends of Liver Lifeline.