Focus on ‘Love your Liver’ month

As this month is ‘Love your Liver’ here are some useful links to websites which provide useful information, support and guidance about this amazing organ.

Love your Liver at http://www.loveyourliver.org.uk/

Drink Aware
http://www.drinkaware.co.uk/facts/factsheets/alcohol-and-your-liver

British Liver Trust at  http://www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) www.childliverdisease.org
The first charity to be established concerned with liver disease. Today it helps to care for babies and children with liver disease and their families through support, information and research in the UK.

Counselling Directory
The purpose of the site to provide the UK with a counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics.  http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/

Marie Curie  at www.mariecurie.org.uk
Marie Curie Nurses provide free nursing care to cancer patients and those with other terminal illnesses in their own homes. For more information for patients and carers or to get a Marie Curie Nurse call FREEPHONE 0800 716 146. To find out more about the services where you live, please call 08707 585 868. For general enquiries please use the telephone numbers listed below:
England – 020 7599 7777

 

The British Association for the Study of the Liver  www.basl.org.uk
Membership of hepatologists, gastroenterologists, surgeons and clinical scientists involved in the management of liver disease in the UK

NHS Choices
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cancer-of-the-liver/Pages/Introduction.aspx

NHS Evidence
https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/search?q=liver+cancer

Map of Medicine http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cancer-of-the-liver/Pages/MapofMedicinepage.aspx

The Map of Medicine is used by doctors throughout the NHS to determine the best treatment options for their patients. NHS Choices offers everyone in England exclusive and free access to this cutting-edge internet resource, which lets you see exactly what your doctor sees.  The information in the Map has been approved by the UK’s leading clinical experts, is based on the best available clinical evidence, and is continually updated. To take advantage of this unique resource go to:  Map of Medicine: hepatocellular cancer

National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/liver/

Cancer Research UK
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/type/liver-cancer/

MacMillan Cancer Support  Websitewww.macmillan.org.uk
Email: cancerline@macmillan.org.uk

LQAF success for the Library – onwards and upwards!

Library staff returning to work this week began the new year with some excellent news.  The NW Health Care Libraries Unit have validated our library and knowledge service’s (LKS) compliance against the national standards and awarded us 91% in the NHS Library Quality Assurance Framework (England) – known as the LQAF.  This result  is well above last year’s score and puts us safely above average scores for the region on both counts for the first time.