We are very excited to announce that the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Liver Service are now the first in Wales to achieve Level 1 Accreditation for Liver Disease Care by the Royal College of Physicians IQILS (Improving Quality if Liver Services) programme.
The process of achieving the Level 1 Service Standard began in 2018, with a key aspect focusing on improving collaboration with patients and providing a patient-centred service. The establishment of a successful patient support group, the Ambulatory Care Service and Alcohol Liaison were essential components. As a result, the Liver Service has now become much more identifiable and navigable to patients.
To date, there are only five services in the UK who have met the Level 1 criteria, with none of them yet meeting Level 2. The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Liver Service are now working towards full IQILS Level 2 Accreditation, and the opening of the new Grange University Hospital in early 2021 will help them significantly in achieving this.
Dr Andrew Yeoman, Head of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Liver Service, said:
“This has been the result of an enormous amount of hard work by all the Hepatologists and Specialist Nurses, but I want to give particular thanks to our Management Team.
“Their unstinting commitment to the process and the outstanding support they have given the Clinicians to deliver improved care is to their great credit, and should not go unrecognised.”