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The Hepatology service specialises in the investigation and treatment of all types of liver disease, including viral hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and rarer conditions, including those patients who have received or require liver transplantation. We work closely with family doctors and other specialists to detect and manage liver disorders and, when necessary, refer on to either Leeds or Newcastle for services such as liver transplantation, liver surgery and liver cancer.
Inpatients with liver disease are managed on ward 36 in York Hospital and there are daycase paracentesis and venesection services established around the region. We hold clinics in Malton, Scarborough, Selby and York. All clinics have disabled access as well as links to language services where required. We offer virtual clinics as well as face to face appointments. We have a community-based viral hepatitis service, dedicated clinics for conditions such as autoimmune liver disease, cirrhosis surveillance and liver transplantation and a weekly discussion forum where all complex cases are discussed with the entire clinical team.
As a teaching hospital, we are actively involved in the training of healthcare students, doctors in training and specialists from around the region. We actively participate in national and international clinical trials and our patients may be approached to take part.
Patients can be referred to our service via a GP, hospital doctor or other healthcare professionals.
Once referred, we will arrange an appointment at the clinic most convenient to you and depending on the degree of urgency. We may send blood request forms to you for completion prior to the appointment. Occasionally scans or other investigations will be arranged before the appointment so that the results can be discussed at the appointment.
Preparing for your appointment
It is important that you have all relevant blood tests before your first appointment with the Hepatology Service. Please ask your GP or the healthcare worker who is referring you to ensure that bloods are taken to help speed up your referral.
- Call the main switchboard: 01904 631313
- Email the dietician team: email@example.com
- Email the Medical Elective Services (MES) ascitic drain unit: MES.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call our nursing team: 01904 725037
- Call our secretarial team: 01904 725622
- Contact our pharmacy teams: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact our substance misuse team by emailing: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email the upper gastrointestinal (GI) nursing team: email@example.com
- Call ward 36 (liver ward): 01904 722036
Meet the team
Our team of hepatologists work closely with surgeons, radiologists and oncologists to provide the best service and outcome for our liver patients – click here to visit our team page.
Donating to the York Hepatology Service
Donations can be made to York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals Charity and donors can specify that the money goes to the Hepatology service. All donations will be greatly appreciated. Currently we require funding for:
- Purchasing patient information leaflets from the British Liver Trust leaflets
- Setting up and maintaining a patient support group for patients with Liver Disease;
- Buying new essential equipment for patients with Liver Disease.
For any further details regarding making a donation or organising a charitable event to raise funds for the Hepatology service visit our charity webpage.
Patient information leaflets
- ERCP leaflet
- Fibroscan leaflet
- Liver biopsy leaflet
Visit our page of useful links for further information you may find helpful.
Patient support group
We are very keen to set up a patient support group and would welcome any offers or help or support. If you feel you can help in any way and would like to be part of setting up this new group please contact the Hepatology secretarial team by calling: 01904 725622.