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

Please bring:

  • 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.

Follow-up appointments

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

Last updated: April 2024

Contact us

For more information, please contact us.

Do you have any comments or concerns about your care?

Contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

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