King's liver specialists to feature on BBC Inside Out

09 January 2012 - Two of our liver specialists will feature as part of a special series of BBC Inside Out programmes tonight (Monday 9 January).

Patient Matt Maden with BBC Radio 1's Scott Mills - for Inside Out

Drs Kosh Agarwal and Varuna Aluvihare are part of Inside Out London and Inside Out South’s regional series of special programmes called ‘Dry December’ about the effects of excessive drinking amongst young people.

The programme follows BBC presenters Scott Mills (of Radio 1 fame) and Wendy Hurrell on their journeys as they give up alcohol for the month of December.

Two of our liver patients Matt Maden and Ben Sims were also filmed for the programmes talking about their own experiences of alcohol, and the effect it has had on their lives.

The programme with Dr Agarwal will be broadcast on BBC Inside Out (London) on BBC1 at 7.30pm. Dr Aluvihare will feature on BBC Inside Out South's programme on Sky Channel 984. Both programmes can be viewed again from tomorrow (Tuesday 10 January) via BBC I-Player for up to one week.

For more about the programme see the BBC website.

For further information please contact:
Anna Sykes
Communications Manager
Extension: +44 (0)20 3299 3850
Fax: +44 (0)20 3299 3207

Notes to editors

1. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, with nearly 7,000 staff providing around 1,000, 000 patient contacts a year. King’s has a unique profile, with a full range of local hospital services for people in the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark as well as specialist services to patients from further afield. The Trust is recognized internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, stroke and major trauma. King’s also plays a key role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students with its academic partner, King’s College London. For more information, visit

2. King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ are both part of King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King’s College London, and Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

King’s Health Partners is one of only five AHSCs in the UK and brings together an unrivalled range and depth of clinical and research expertise, spanning both physical and mental health. Our combined strengths will drive improvements in care for patients, allowing them to benefit from breakthroughs in medical science and receive leading edge treatment at the earliest possible opportunity.

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