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The future developments in hepatology: no need for a jaundiced view
  1. Ahmed Mohamed Elsharkawy1,2,
  2. Mark Hudson3
  1. 1Liver Unit, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
  2. 2Liver Unit, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  3. 3British Association for the Study of the Liver, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Mark Hudson, Freeman Hospital, Liver Unit, Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE7 7DN UK; mark.hudson{at}


There have been major advances in the diagnosis and management of all forms of liver disease since the British Society of Gastroenterology first came into existence 75 years ago. In this review some of the exciting developments that are likely to enter into routine clinical practice over the next 5 years are highlighted. It is suggested that some critical changes need to take place in UK hepatology over the next decade to ensure that the management of liver disease in this country continues to be among the best in the world.

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.