- Critical care
- Infectious Diseases
- Mental Health
- Metabolic and Endocrine
- Musculoskeletal Health
- Neuroprogressive and Dementia Disease
- Oral and Dental
- Primary Care
- Regenerative Medicine
- Reproductive Health and Childbirth
Our role is to support the delivery of high-quality clinical research in Hepatology and manage participant recruitment to time and target, both for Hepatology studies which are led from Scotland, and studies led from other nations which Scottish sites are participating in. We provide support in the following areas:
- Managing the study portfolio record
- Monitoring the attainment of recruitment targets
- Providing advice on study design and feasibility
- Troubleshooting issues with poor recruitment
- Sharing information on new studies
- Identifying potential sites for studies
- Facilitating access to resource to support research, for example through Clinical Research Facility (CRF) Research Nurses.
Liver disease is the fifth most common cause of death in the UK. Research carried out in this specialty aims to detect liver disease earlier and develop and evaluate new therapies.
The Hepatology Specialty Group oversees research that deals with the diagnosis and management of patients with diseases of the liver, biliary tree, and pancreas. Topics of Hepatology research include:
- Acute and chronic liver disease including liver failure
- The impact of identifying, screening and treating viral hepatitis
- Liver fibrosis and cirrhosis
- Normal and abnormal liver metabolism
- Genetic studies including pharmacongenetics
- Treatment of portal hypertension
1st Annual Hepatology Research Day
The first annual Hepatology Research Day, hosted by the NRS Hepatology Specialty Group, was held on Wednesday 17th August 2016 at the University of Dundee. A copy of the agenda can be found here. The Hepatology Specialty Group presentation-who we are and what we do, presented by Sarah Kennedy, can be found here.
For further information on the Specialty Group or information on upcoming events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patient, carer and public information
Specialty Lead: Professor John Dillon
Performance Manager: Janet Gilchrist