What we do
We are the largest specialist treatment centre for viral hepatitis in the UK, with a strong commitment to excellence. We provide cutting-edge care for patients with viral hepatitis B and C, and specialise in treating people who also have (are co-infected with) hepatitis D or HIV. Whenever possible, we offer treatments that have high cure rates and few side effects.
Exceptional treatment and care
We hold weekly clinics in the liver outpatients department (LOPD). Clinics are led by our integrated team of skilled liver doctors and clinical nurse specialists, ensuring that you receive expert care tailored to your needs. We strive to provide the best possible care, information and results for every patient. We are here to support you on your journey towards a healthier future.
Taking part in research trials
To increase the chances of successful treatment, many of our patients take part in clinical trials. By joining a trial you can benefit from potentially groundbreaking therapies, and be part of advancing hepatitis treatment. During research trials your wellbeing remains our top priority.
Combining clinical and scientific expertise
To assess your condition thoroughly and offer you the most effective treatment, we have our own dedicated hepatitis laboratory. This facility has the latest diagnostic technologies and is staffed by experienced professionals who work closely with our doctors and nurses. By combining clinical expertise with advanced laboratory capabilities, we ensure a comprehensive approach to your care.
These helpful websites provide reliable information and support to people affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis:
- NHS website, hepatitis B information
- Hepatitis B Foundation
- The Hepatitis C Trust
- UK Health Security Agency, a range of guidance, data, and analysis on hepatitis B
- British Liver Trust, a UK charity offering detailed information on hepatitis B
- Hepatitis B Positive Trust, provides support for people with hepatitis B in the UK
- American Liver Foundation, advocacy, education, and research for liver diseases, including hepatitis B
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an American public health organisation providing information on on many health issues including hepatitis B
- World Health Organization (WHO), provides global data, research, and guidelines on many health issues including hepatitis
Liver outpatients department: Suite 9, Third Floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
- Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 1919
- First appointment: +44 (0)20 3299 1919
- Follow-up appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 4979 / [email protected]
Patient information leaflets
|Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV)||378 KB|
|Clinical Trials for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)||159 KB|
|Getting ready for your liver appointment||2 MB|
|Reactivation of hepatitis B infection||34 KB|
Conditions we treat
Our service has a number of clinics that diagnose and treat the following conditions and their associated complications:
- hepatitis B
- hepatitis C
- HIV co-infection
- hepatitis D co-infection.
What is required before referring a patient
For an effective consultation, it is important that all relevant blood tests are performed before you refer the patient to the Hepatitis Service.
Booking a patient at King’s
Other ways to refer
Other healthcare professionals can make routine referrals by writing to:
Institute of Liver Studies
3rd floor, Cheyne wing
King’s College Hospital
London SE5 9RS
To make an urgent referral, GPs should use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.
The unit always has an on-call specialist registrar, supported by a consultant, to accept urgent referrals requiring inpatient assessment or advice. To contact them, call the main switchboard on 020 3299 9000 and ask for the liver SpR or on-call liver consultant.
Key Clinical Staff
|Dr Kosh Agarwal||Clinical Lead, Consultant Hepatologist, Transplant Physician|
|Dr Ashley Barnabas||Consultant Hepatologist|
|Teresa Bowyer||Viral Hepatitis Clinical Nurse Specialist|
|Dr Mary Cannon||Consultant Hepatologist|
|Dr Ivana Carey||Clinical Senior Lecturer|
|Janet Carty||Viral Hepatitis Nurse Consultant|
|Professor Geoff Dusheiko||Consultant Hepatologist|
|Linda Foreman||Viral Hepatitis West Kent Outreach Clinical Nurse Specialist|
|Dr Maria Guerra-Veloz||Consultant Hepatologist|
|Sarah Hodgson||Viral Hepatitis Clinical Nurse Specialist|
|Kathryn Oakes||Viral Hepatitis Clinical Nurse Specialist Team Lead|
|Esther Val-Egun||Viral Hepatitis Clinical Nurse Specialist|