Hepatology in Lewisham
The department offers a service to adults diagnosed with viral hepatitis including treatment & monitoring clinics.
Clinics are held in Suite 4 (1st floor – Pink Zone) at Lewisham Hospital. Some patient appointments will soon be moved to a telephone clinic so please read your letter carefully to find out where to go.
Please refer to the contact number on your appointment letter.
Who is the service for?
The department predominantly see adult patients living within the borough of Lewisham who have been referred by their GP. We have strong links with the ante-natal service at Lewisham hospital who refer all women screened as Hepatitis B positive during pregnancy, and we also have strong links with our local Drug & Alcohol service (CRI) who refer patients with Hepatitis C.
The department can also see adult patients who live outside of the borough but request referral to the service.
What conditions are treated?
The department helps people to manage a range of conditions including
- Hepatitis C
- Hepatitis B
- Co-infection with either Hepatitis B or C with HIV
- Liver Cirrhosis
We also manage a variety of non- viral based liver diseases including
- Obesity related conditions
- Alcohol related liver disease
- Auto-immune liver conditions
- Cholestatic liver conditions
How can you get a referral?
Patients can be referred by their local GP or other healthcare professional.
Why choose the Lewisham Hepatology Service?
- The department has a core team of 2 Consultants and a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) who provide specialist clinics for local people. It has strong links across the south-east sector which affords our patients the opportunity to be considered for clinical trials and also be referred for assessment for liver transplant if required.
- A dedicated Hepatology Research Nurse has recently joined the team who is responsible for co-ordinating the clinical trials currently running within the Lewisham clinics.
- We have also been successful in being awarded a Gilead Fellowship to look at raising awareness & testing of Hepatitis B in the families of ante-natal women who are tested as positive during pregnancy