Liver and hepatology
How to get an appointment
Your GP or another health professional can refer you.
Changing your appointment
First appointment: 020 7188 8874
Follow-up appointment: 020 7188 2491
Before your appointment
- your appointment letter
- a list of medicines you are taking
During your appointment
Your appointment may be:
Your face-to-face appointment
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
At your first appointment you will see either:
- a doctor at one of our consultant-led clinics
- a specialist nurse in the one-stop nurse-led clinic
Clinics take place at either St Thomas' Hospital or Guy's Hospital. Please check your letter carefully to see where you need to go.
The doctor or nurse will assess you. This will include having a blood test and a scan. They'll talk to you in detail about any more tests you might need and your treatment options.
You'll also be given information about your condition.
Your phone appointment
If you have a telephone appointment, the doctor or nurse will aim to call you at the appointment time. They may call up to 30 minutes before or after. Please have your phone close to you during this time.
After your appointment
If you need to come back for a follow-up appointment, our receptionist will book this for you.
We'll write to you and your GP (or the doctor who referred you) with details of what we talked about.
If you need a blood test before your next appointment, there are walk-in blood test clinics. No paper form is needed as the blood test has been requested electronically.
At your follow-up appointment you may see a doctor, a specialist nurse or a pharmacist.
If you are taking medicine, you may be seen in a pharmacy clinic. Our pharmacists will:
- give you all the information you need about your medicines
- provide your prescriptions
- monitor you and your medicines