Sections News

PHE Action on Liver Disease & Preview of 2nd Atlas of Variation in Liver Disease

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 14:51

This webinar is for anyone who wants to understand the challenges to reduce liver disease.

By joining the webinar participants will:

  • Explore the variations in liver disease risk factors and outcomes
  • Learn about PHEs programmes of action on liver disease
  • Look at time series data to identify where variation has improved, stayed the same or got worse
  • Explore the stories behind the data
  • Have an opportunity to ask a question to the national team

Registration is FREE for this event and if you have already expressed an interest in attending this webinar, then we will have your details on our system. If you have not registered, please do so at: www.surveys.phe.org.uk/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=8l218o55.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

New metrics for the Lancet Standing Commission on Liver Disease in the UK

Friday, 16 December 2016 12:41

The format for this third report of the Lancet Commission follows the same pattern as in 2015 in concentrating on the main recommendations, all of which are evidence based and have been most carefully considered in terms of their ability to reduce the current burden of liver disease in the UK and its financial cost. The working groups set up around the recommendations have concentrated this year on producing a set of the main metrics, which will enable further charting of disease prevalence and consequences on an annual basis.

Parliamentary Constituency (England) Liver Disease Burden Profiles

Monday, 03 October 2016 10:58

As part of its mission to increase awareness of liver disease amongst parliamentarians and policy makers the Lancet Commission for Liver Disease, of which the BSG is an active contributor, has been working to produce profiles of the burden of liver disease across England. The profiles have been customised to show data including Years of Life Lost, Mortality Rate and Hospital Admissions that is specific to each of the 533 parliamentary constituencies in England.

To view the profiles for your area please visit the Foundation for Liver Research website at the links below.

Dame Sheila Sherlock travelling fellowships

Friday, 23 September 2016 13:12

The fellowships offer consultants and trainees the opportunity to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation through travel and the exchange of ideas.

Two travelling fellowships are available, covering a period of 1 month each, and will be offered to one consultant and one trainee. Each fellowship will be for a maximum of £2,000, with the recipients being responsible for funding any additional costs.

How to apply

Please email your completed application form and any supporting papers for the attention of the academic vice president to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Monday 16 January 2017. Application forms can be downloaded at the link below.

Launch of IAS Report 'Dead on Arrival? Evaluating the Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol'

Monday, 09 November 2015 10:42

Today the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) has published a report condemning the Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol, suggesting it has "worsened the health of the nation". Titled Dead on Arrival? Evaluating the Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol, the report's main findings include:

  • The Responsibility Deal is not endorsed by academics or the public health community
  • It has pursued initiatives known to have limited efficacy in reducing alcohol-related harm
  • The evidence on the effectiveness of the Responsibility Deal is limited and unreliable, due to ambiguous goals and poor reporting practices
  • Where evaluation has been possible, implementation has often failed to live up to the letter and/or spirit of the pledges
  • The Responsibility Deal appears to have obstructed more meaningful initiatives with a stronger evidence base behind them

Page 2 of 7