The ICST Liver Toolkit

A Product Summary


Patient app
(coming soon)


Clinical Guideline

6 hours

CPD for healthcare professionals


Competency certificate


User access (patient and HCP)


Implementation expertise

Components of the toolkit:

Self-management apps for patients living with Liver disease

Supporting patients in the everyday management of their condition, providing a personalised care plan and advice for staying well with liver disease

A wraparound toolkit for all healthcare professionals

An award winning platform for frontline teams, aligning local and national policy with a range of freely accessible, digital innovations, including guidelines, education, competencies and QI

A data dashboard for Commissioners

Allowing commissioners to see real-time data about the uptake and engagement of the programme within their locality, and helping to inform service provision

Aims of the toolkit:

Everyone focusing on doing the simple, high-value things in healthcare, to dramatically improve health outcomes

The Liver Toolkit identifies some of the most impactful changes to Liver disease management, and then delivers them using consistent, clear messaging…

A real-world compliant toolkit, improving engagement and removing barriers
Simple, pragmatic changes in a complex system, are much easier to implement, than complex changes that are far removed from normal practice.

Promoting best practice

It is well recognised that advanced liver disease is usually recognised very late and deaths from liver disease continue to rise. This is further highlighted by patient advocate groups such as The British Liver Trust – the Liver Toolkit simply promotes best practice, and communicates it in a way that is easy and applicable to practice. 

The toolkit is co-produced with policy makers and clinical experts from within stakeholder groups

The Liver Toolkit is co-produced with policy makers and clinical experts from within stakeholder groups, including RCGPs, BLT and LDIG, to ensure that the toolkit is fully aligned with the system.

Outcomes of the toolkit:

The functionality and content of this toolkit have been designed to deliver to a lot of the major outcomes required by Hepatology services (including NICE Quality Indictors), and these benefits have been outlined below:

People with non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease are given advice on physical activity, diet and alcohol.
People with non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease are offered regular testing for advanced liver fibrosis.
Young people and adults with risk factors for cirrhosis are offered non‑invasive testing for cirrhosis.
Access to digital care plans for other health and care settings (e.g. schools, care homes, 111, U&EC)
Regular monitoring of disease control
Appropriate referral to a specialist services
Optimising patient care according to the highest-value interventions
Improved patient experience with more convenient access to advice, diagnosis and treatment
Patient being supported through digital technologies to manage their condition at home
Track medication usage and set medication reminders
Optimising care and better therapeutic management
Improved clinical outcomes
Increased access to data
Delivering co-production
Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) compliant
Endorsed by:

To see the success of this toolkit across a nation, check out the NHS Wales Liver Toolkit study page