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Viral hepatitis

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.

Additional resources

These helpful websites provide reliable information and support to people affected by hepatitis B and hepatitis:


Liver outpatients department: Suite 9, Third Floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • 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

TitleFile SizeLink
Chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV)378 KB
Clinical Trials for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)159 KB
Getting ready for your liver appointment2 MB
Reactivation of hepatitis B infection34 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

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible, or via the referral pathway The form is on DXS and should be emailed to: [email protected]

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can make routine referrals by writing to:

Referrals Coordinator
Institute of Liver Studies
3rd floor, Cheyne wing
King’s College Hospital
London SE5 9RS

Emergency Referrals

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

Name Role
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