Equality considerations

Equality considerations

NICE is committed to promoting equality, eliminating unlawful discrimination and fostering good relations between people with particular protected characteristics and others.

There are different types of liver diseases which can be associated with alcohol, obesity, viral infection, and genetic factors. Many liver diseases do not cause any symptoms in the early stages, and develop over the course of time, leading to be long-term conditions. This may mean someone is disabled if their liver disease has a substantial and long-term effect on their abilities to do daily activities. Disability is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act. LiverMultiScan is contraindicated if MRI is not suitable for the individuals who are also protected under the Equality Act.