LIVER FIBROSCAN

liver fibroscan

Liver disease is the second leading cause of years of life lost in women after breast cancer, and the third in men after heart disease and suicide. It is one of the ‘big killers’ alongside heart, cancer, stroke and respiratory disease.

Mid Hampshire Healthcare have been commissioned by West Hampshire CCG to deliver a Liver Fibroscan diagnostic service from April 2019. The aim of this service is to identify patients who are at risk of developing liver disease. By detecting the signs and symptoms at an early stage, reduces the risk of developing Chronic Liver Disease in the future.

During the appointment, the Nurse will scan the liver with a Fibroscan machine, this is a non-invasive test that has high sensitivity for identifying patients with liver scarring (fibrosis) as well as providing real time results. After analysing the results, patient’s will be offered preventative measures such as, lifestyle advice,  guidance, and information on local support to self-manage. Some may be referred on for further investigations to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital Gastroenterlogy team.

 

Service Eligibility

  • All patients aged between 16 year and 85 years
  • Any patient with a BMI of over 35
  • Patients who are consuming in excess of >50 units per week for men and >35 units per week for women
  • Type 2 Diabetic patients with BMI >35 
  • Type 2 Diabetic patients with a BMI <35 AND a FIB4 reading between 1.30 - 3.25

Service exclusion

  • Patients outside of the Mid Hampshire locality
  • Patients under 16 years old
  • Patients on a palliative care register 

 

Clinic locations

Day Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri
AM

Watercress Surgery
Rural North

St Paul's Surgery
Winchester

Shepherds Spring Surgery
Andover

 

Wickham Surgery
Rural South

PM

Watercress Surgery
Rural North

  Shepherds Spring Surgery
Andover
St Paul's Surgery
Winchester
Stokewood Surgery
Rural South

 

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This service is led by Natalie Chapple. Should you have any questions please email n.chapple@nhs.net 

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