Liver Committee

Liver Resources

NCEPOD ArLD Survey Report

The survey Report – ‘Remeasuring the Units’ was published by NCEPOD on 15th December 2022 and highlights where there is further work to be done. It shows that the majority of hospitals still do not have Alcohol Care Teams, that the use of the BASL/BSG Care Bundle needs to be in routine use more widely, and that in over a quarter of Trusts, patients with decompensated cirrhosis are not routinely under the care of a gastroenterologist or hepatologist. For the full Report, please click here.

IQILS Accreditation Programme Update

The IQILS accreditation programme has grown significantly. Registration to the programme is open to all liver services across the UK. If your service is interested in registering, please visit our website to sign up: https://www.iqils.org/UserRegistration/

Please contact the IQILS team at askiqils@rcp.ac.uk or 0203 3075 1508 if you would like to speak to the IQILS team about the programme.

AHA Year in review 2022-2023

The Alcohol Health Alliance has published its year in review for 2022-2023, read the full document here.

Haemochromatosis - direct to consumer genetic tests

On behalf of the haemochromatosis SIG, please see key information regarding the challenge engendered by the widespread adoption of direct to consumer genetic tests. In haemochromatosis, we are aware we might be witnessing this effect earlier than others. However, there are some generic principles in this information and we are keen to support colleagues who might face irrational demands on their service.

Direct to consumer genetic tests – statement

Genetic test “screening campaign” may be causing unnecessary alarm, experts warn


Committee Members

TitleFirst nameSurnameCommittee PositionAppointment typeStart of TermEnd of Term
DrCoralHollywoodVice President ElectAppointed20222026
DrStuartMcPhersonDeputy Vice PresidentAppointed20232025
DrDinaMansourCommittee SecretaryAppointed20222025
DrLynseyCorlessGuideline Lead for LiverElected20212024
DrSafaAl-shammaCommittee MemberElected20212024
DrJessicaShearerCommittee Trainee RepresentativeElected20222025
MsCatherineBilbroughBSGNA Representative and Committee MemberElected20222025
DrLouiseChinaCommittee MemberElected20222025
DrJoannaLeitheadCommittee MemberElected20222025
DrQuentin MAnsteeCommittee MemberElected20222025
DrAnkurSrivastavaCommittee MemberElected20222025
DrNew Ni (Sophia)ThanCommittee MemberElected20222025
ProfHelenReevesCommittee MemberElected20232026
DrAshwinDhandaCommittee MemberElected20232026
DrLauraJopsonCommittee MemberElected20232026
DrMhairiDonnellySustainability LeadCo-Opted20232024
DrStevenMassonBSG Alcohol Lead/AHAEx-Officio

ProfJuliaVernePublic Health England RepresentativeEx-Officio

DrTimCrossBASL PresidentEx-Officio

MsDianneBackhouseBLNA RepresentativeEx-Officio

ProfRajMookerjeeBASL secretaryEx-Officio

Terms of Reference

These are the Terms of Reference for the Liver Section Committee of the BSG.