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Our Hepatology Nurse specialists provides clinical assessment, treatment, counselling and education on all aspects of liver disease. 

Liver Specialist Nurses

Find out more about our specialist nurses below...

Jayne qualified in 2003 and in January 2009 she joined Brownlow Group Practice as a hepatitis C nurse. Brownlow is a Liverpool inner city practice with a high homeless population. Her job allowed her to work with the homelessness and addiction teams to identified patients at risk of blood borne viruses.  In 2010 the service began to offer treatment within the community, for patients with hepatitis C. In 2011 the community hepatitis service won the general practice award of innovators of the year which was the first of its kind in the UK. 

In 2015 Jayne joined the hepatology team at the Royal Liverpool Hospital to work as a hepatology specialist nurse, continuing to treat hepatitis C patients in Brownlow as well as using her expertise by working with other community agencies i.e drugs and alcohol recovery team (DART) and the local prisons.

Abi has been a nurse at the Royal Liverpool Hospital for 20 years. Having worked on the Day Ward for more than 7 years during the 20 year service as a Liver Support Nurse for patients with genetic haemochromatosis. Abi got the role of Hepatology nurse in March 2020.

Her role on the Day ward involved key management of patients with genetic haemochromatosis, educating patients about the condition, monitoring their bloods and carrying out venesections. Abi’s current role involves follow up telephone clinics for patients with GH and maintaining a database for these patients as well as assessing and monitoring patients with other chronic liver diseases and paracentesis.

Kat is a specialist nurse with the hepatology Team.  Having recently returned from several years working in gastroenterology in the Netherlands she is enjoying building on her previous hepatology experience in the Royal Liverpool, working again as a clinical nurse specialist.

Her current role is focusing on support for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) both newly diagnosed and those requiring follow up treatment and monitoring. Kat also supports the team in the provision of a new service for patients with fatty liver disease, offering both lifestyle advice, signposting to other local services and promoting ongoing clinical trials for NAFLD. 

Kat works as a part of a team of hepatology specialist nurses who together offer a day case paracentesis service and chronic liver disease management in both nurse-led and medical clinics.

Kate joined the Hepatology nursing team in 2020, having previously worked within the directorate as an Alcohol Specialist Nurse for several years where she gained her non-medical prescriber qualification.

Her current role is focused on supporting patients with complications of cirrhosis mainly hepatic encephalopathy. Kate is involved in the multi-disciplinary team advanced care planning of end stage liver disease.

She works as part of a team of Hepatology specialist nurses who together offer a day case paracentesis service. She is currently working towards her Masters in Nursing, gaining a place on the trusts Chief Nurse Scholarship programme.

In her spare time Kate enjoys attending live music events, outdoor activities and camping holidays.


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