The Liver Disease Implementation Group’s (LDIG) purpose is to continue to raise awareness of liver disease and, wherever possible, prevent it. However, data suggested that advanced liver disease is usually recognised very late and deaths from liver disease continue to rise. Consequently, a major part of the LDIG strategy is early detection.
To ensure that those affected by liver disease have timely access to high quality pathways of care, irrespective of where they live, LDIG piloted an early detection programme in ABUHB which proved successful. This programme guided healthcare professionals to have a more assertive approach to the management of abnormal liver blood tests, recognising advanced disease (including cirrhosis) at a much earlier stage.
Test Clinical Pathway, and a programme of education and support, today used by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals across Wales.
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