TableĀ 1

Service provision across network components in liver transplantation

ActivityBelfast and PlymouthLondon
Discussion in principleTeleconference or joint clinic
Transplant assessmentFull agreed protocol
Completion of assessmentTeleconferenceAnaesthetic and surgical review
Education and orientation
Wait-list managementTotal delivery of care
Transplant episodeSurgery and first week
Inpatient care after day 7
Interventional endoscopy and radiologySupport in complex cases
Histology of liver biopsyAll samples reviewed
Outpatient follow-upLocal and joint clinics
Post-transplant surgeryBiliary reconstruction, etc. (Plymouth patients)Biliary reconstruction, etc (Belfast patients)