End of Life Special Interest Group 

The End of Life Special Interest Group (SIG) is linked to the Cirrhosis and its Complications CRN topic area. The SIG Lead is Dr Mark Wright of University Hospital Southampton. The first meeting of the SIG was held in March 2018. If anyone wishes to join the group please contact the BASL secretariat on Samantha@basl.org.uk.  



Annual reports

Annual report 2017-18 -  Download Annual report _2017-18_End of Life SIG.pdf.


1st meeting - 6 March 2018

Meeting report - Download summary of outputs from 6th March meeting.pdf.


Position statement on palliative and supportive care in patients with chronic liver disease

Contributors: Mark Wright, Michael Allison, Ben Hudson, Suzanne Ford-Dunn, Fiona Finlay, Graeme Alexander and the BASL End of Life Care Special Interest Group.

There is increasing recognition that although great strides have been made in treating liver disease, sadly many patients still succumb to it and need good quality health care in the final stages of their lives, which is sometimes lacking compared to other diseases. In this discussion document, which came out of two meetings of the End of Life SIG, we outline the key issues and suggest a plan of action going forward to improve matters.  Download End of life Care in liver disease for BASL website.pdf.


E learning on end of life care  

E-Learning for Healthcare is a Health Education England programme working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies to support patient care. The e-learning programme End of Life Care for All may be accessed here.


The next meeting of the End of Life SIG will be held from 10-4 on Wednesday 20 March 2019 at Canygne Hall 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS. If you would like to join the SIG / attend this meeting, please register with Samantha Jones, Samantha@basl.org.uk

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