Urgent Hepatology Service - NBT
Overview and Referral Criteria
NBT have created a new directory of service via e-referrals to facilitate urgent outpatient appointments. Once the patient has been referred, and accepted if they fulfil the urgent criteria, they will be offered an appointment within 4 weeks. This service may also be appropriate for some patients who would otherwise be admitted to hospital.
These are the criteria for the service:
Decompensated cirrhosis (cirrhosis with ascites +/- encephalopathy +/- coagulopathy)
ALT > 1000 U/L
Bilirubin > 100 umol/L
Imaging suggestive of hepato-pancreatic-biliary malignancy
To access the above service please submit via eReferral and request the NBT Urgent Hepatology Service.
This service is available via a RAS so that referrals will be triaged in secondary care and returned if criteria are not met.