Overview

Liver and hepatology

We specialise in the care and management of patients with disorders of the:

  • liver
  • biliary tract (includes gallbladder and bile ducts)
  • pancreas

Our service assesses people so they can get the treatment or support they need.

Treatment can involve medicine or having a procedure.

Lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and avoiding alcohol, can also stop your condition from getting worse. We can help you find support with this.

We work with other teams, including:

  • alcohol care team, for patients with alcohol problems
  • obesity services, for patients with fatty liver

We refer patients who need more specialised treatment or a liver transplant to King's College Hospital liver transplant centre.

Wards

We'll care for you on one of our wards if you need to stay in hospital:

Team

Our team includes:

  • consultant hepatologists (liver doctors)
  • specialist nurses
  • pharmacists

Consultants in our liver and hepatology service:

Research and clinical trials

Research is vital to improving the care that you receive when you're unwell. You can help improve healthcare by taking part in research studies at our Trust. During your appointment, ask your healthcare professional about research. They'll be happy to tell you about research studies you could be eligible to join.

You can also email [email protected] for more information.

Contact us

Appointments

Follow-up appointments and general queries: 020 7188 2491

New appointments: 020 7188 8874, option 2

Outpatient clinic: 020 7188 7188, extension 53164 or 53165
Please use this number to let us know if you're running late for your appointment.

Email: [email protected] 
We'll reply to emails within 48 hours.

We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Clinical help and advice

Phone: 020 7188 2492

Email: [email protected]

This is for existing patients who have a question or concern about their liver condition.

We aim to respond within 24 to 48 hours.

For medical emergencies, contact your GP or go to your nearest emergency department (A&E).

Pharmacy helpline

Email: [email protected] 

This is for questions or concerns about your liver medicines.

If you run out of medication, we have a walk-in pharmacy clinic on Thursday, 1pm to 4.30pm in Gassiot House at St Thomas' Hospital.

Please come to the reception between 1pm and 2pm to secure a walk-in slot. There’s 2 slots available at each clinic. You may need to wait until booked patients have been seen.

Hepatology clinics

Address: 2nd floor, Southwark Wing, Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT
Time: Wednesday, 9am to 1pm

Address: Gassiot House, St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH
Time: Thursday, 1.30pm to 5pm

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Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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