SHAAP's report of 2019 Health Board survey re ALD Guidance dissemination

SHAAP's report of 2019 Health Board survey re ALD Guidance dissemination

The SHAAP report, ‘Alcohol-related Liver Disease: Guidance for Good Practice’ was published in 2017 and launched at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh at a public meeting in October attended by the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Dr Catherine Calderwood.

In spring 2018, a copy of the Guidance was sent to every GP surgery in Scotland (almost 1,000) making, among others, recommendations for the identification and early assessment of patients with ALD and/or liver fibrosis; treatment of alcohol-related liver failure and follow-up of such patients, and asking general practitioners and practice nurses to consider these recommendations in the care of their patients.

In summer 2019, SHAAP wrote to the Medical Director and Public Health Director in every health board in Scotland with a copy of the Guidance asking them to respond to the following questions:

  1. What actions are you aware of locally to coordinate service provision related to ALD?

  2. Are you aware of the SHAAP ALD Guidance?

  3. Are you aware of any steps being taken in your Health Board area to implement its recommendations?

  4. If so, please give details of the programmes or contact details for the relevant leads.

  5. Is there any other feedback you would like to give us in relation to this?

View or download the report for the results of this survey.

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