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Young persons liver clinic

Your Sheffield Children’s team

The members of the liver team at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are:

  • Dr. Nedelkopoulou – Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Dr. Schluckebier – Locum Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Rhona Hubbard – Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinical Nurse Specialist

What is the young persons liver clinic?

Our young persons clinic has been set up to help patients with a liver condition understand how to manage their liver condition and how to take ownership of their healthcare with the eventual aim of transferring care to adult services at around 16 years old.

Who will I have my appointment with?

The liver nurse runs the young persons clinic as a telephone clinic. You will be sent an appointment date and time for a telephone appointment so please make sure the young person themselves is available for this appointment. It is important that the young person has a quiet, private place to talk during the appointment. Parent(s)/carer(s) are welcome to ask any questions they may have at the end of the appointment.

If you would prefer to have a face to face appointment please let us know and we can make arrangements for this to happen.

What kind of information will be covered in the clinic?

  • Your liver
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of liver disease
  • Your medications
  • Making the most of your appointment
  • Educational and vocational planning
  • Sexual health
  • Drugs, alcohol and smoking
  • Tattoos and piercing
  • Benefit entitlement
  • The differences between paediatric and adult liver care
  • Sources of support and advice

When will I be invited to the young persons clinic?

You will be invited to attend this clinic when you are around 13 years old. We will aim to see you every year until you are ready to move on to adult services (usually around the age of 16 years old). If you would like to see the Liver nurse more often than this then please contact us to arrange this and we will be very happy to see you.

Who do I contact if I have any questions about the young persons clinic?

Email: gastro.nurses@nhs.net

Telephone: 0114 271 7162

Available on the phone:

  • Monday: 2pm to 3pm
  • Tuesday: 2pm to 3pm
  • Thursday: 2pm to 3pm
  • Friday: 11am to 12pm
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Disclaimer

Please note this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s. The details in this resource may not necessarily reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If you have specific questions about how this resource relates to your child, please ask your doctor.

Resource number: HP3

Resource Type: Article

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