Liver Health Check Service

Liver disease is a silent killer as many people will have no symptoms until there is irreversible liver damage. Diagnosing liver disease early is important because the liver can often recover with simple lifestyle changes.

Northenden Group Practice are working in partnership with Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and Manchester University to run liver health checks at the Gatley Surgery branch throughout the month of April 2024.

Who can have a liver health check?

We are looking for individuals who have risk factors associated with liver disease.

Risk factors may include:

  • Previous abnormal liver tests
  • A fatty liver found on an ultrasound scan.
  • Diabetes
  • Higher than recommended alcohol intake
  • A body mass index greater than 30 kg/m2 in the past two years

We are inviting people who have been identified as having two or more possible risk factors for developing liver disease to have an assessment of your liver health.

What does the liver health check involve? 

At the assessment, you would be offered:

  • Blood tests
  • A liver scan

Recommendations for attending clinic:

  • You would need to be able to fast for 3 hours prior to the appointment as otherwise this can affect the results of the liver scan.
  • The appointment would take approximately 30 minutes.

About the liver research study

Alongside the liver health checks we are running a study aimed to better understand liver diseases. You do not have to participate in the study to have a liver health check.

By participating in the study, you become a crucial part of the journey towards discovering new therapies that can potentially revolutionise the way we approach liver health.

What do I do next? 

Thursday 27th June 2024
Wednesday 3rd July 2024
Wednesday 10th July 2024
Thursday 11th July 2024
Wednesday 17th July 2024
Thursday 18th July 2024

If you have any other questions about the study or are interested in finding more about liver disease research, you can:

  1. Visit Our Website: www.sites.manchester.ac.uk/ID-LIVER/
  2. Contact Us: email us at [email protected] or call us at 0161 291 5354.

Resources

If you want to find out more about liver disease and liver health, please visit British Liver Trust website: https://britishlivertrust.org.uk/

Confidentiality and Ethics

Your privacy is our priority. All information collected during the study will be kept strictly confidential. Our research follows ethical guidelines, ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants.

Join Us in the Fight Against Liver Disease!

By joining our clinical study, you play a vital role in advancing medical research and improving the lives of those affected by liver disease. Your commitment can make a lasting impact. Together, let’s work towards a healthier future.