Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 People with non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease are given advice on physical activity, diet and alcohol.

Statement 2 People with non‑alcoholic fatty liver disease are offered regular testing for advanced liver fibrosis.

Statement 3 Young people and adults with risk factors for cirrhosis are offered non‑invasive testing for cirrhosis.

Statement 4 Adults with cirrhosis are offered 6‑monthly surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma.

Statement 5 Young people and adults with cirrhosis and upper gastrointestinal bleeding are given prophylactic intravenous antibiotics at presentation.

NICE has developed guidance and a quality standard on patient experience in adult NHS services (see the NICE pathway on patient experience in adult NHS services), which should be considered alongside these quality statements.

Other quality standards that should be considered when commissioning or providing liver disease services include:

A full list of NICE quality standards is available from the quality standards topic library.