The Hepatology and medical Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) service at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital care for patients with diseases affecting their liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.

Our experienced team of medical and nursing specialists provide both inpatient and outpatient services on site, treating a diverse range of liver conditions. 

This includes:

  • Liver Transplant Service
  • Fontan-Associated Liver Disease (FALD) Service
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Viral Hepatitis Service 
  • Alcohol Services
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma Service
  • Genetic Hemochromatosis 
  • Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) 
  • Auto Immune Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B service
  • Hepatitis C service
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • Palliative Care 
  • Fibroscans
  • Other procedures

Our team of consultants care for liver patients supported by a team of registrars and junior doctors. 

Alongside admitting local patients requiring care from the Royal’s Emergency Department, as a regional service we also accept transfers from Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire, Isle of Man and North Wales.

We support and provide care to liver patients through a range of outpatient and specialist clinics. These include:

  • General hepatology (liver disease)
  • Autoimmune liver disease
  • Liver transplant (pre and post-transplant)
  • Hepatobiliary diseases
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Haemochromatosis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Cholangiocarcinoma follow up clinic
  • Alcohol care team.

We also offer ambulatory care for patients with liver disease, including day case paracentesis (drainage of abdominal fluid) at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

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Patients can be referred to Hepatology via:

  • Primary care (GPs) 
  • Following a hospital admission
  • From other specialist doctors within the hospital.

In addition to this, we receive referrals from other NHS services around the region, as we are a core part of the liver cancer service for Cheshire and Merseyside (including North Wales and the Isle of Man).


Most outpatient appointments take place in outpatients clinics. However, phone and video appointments are also available.

Please check the type of appointment and clinic address and on your appointment letter before attending your appointment.