The number of people who die from liver disease in Salford is one of the highest in England. The years of life lost to liver disease in Salford is 44.5 - compared to the national of 16.3. The number of people who are admitted to hospital, and readmitted, is also above the national average and people are staying in hospital for longer.
Below is a summary of the standard for chronic liver disease.
What you should expect from your GP practice:
If you are suspected of having chronic liver disease (CLD), you will be referred to the Abnormal Liver Function Tests clinic
The practice will make sure clinicians are aware of the new CLD pathway and clinics
Clinical staff will be allowed to take part in the training and support available
The practice will follow referral guidelines and shared care pathways between primary and secondary care
Last updated March 2018.