Dr Iain Brew describes how to implement the NICE guidance on cirrhosis in primary care. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance, which diagnostic tests should be used to assess patients for liver disease, the use of scoring tools to measure prognosis and risk of complications, and the need to refer all patients with a diagnosis of cirrhosis to a specialist in hepatology.
Guidance: NICE guidance NG50. Cirrhosis in over 16s: assessment and management. July 2016.
A `further resources' link to the relevant NICE quality standard was added in January 2018.