Equality considerations

Equality considerations

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

Oesophageal variceal bleeding is a common and life-threatening complication of cirrhosis in people with chronic liver disease. Cirrhosis is more common among men than women. Some people with chronic liver disease may be considered disabled under the Equality Act if their condition 'has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities'.