On this page are news and comments about some current issues and research



2016 marked the 50th Jubilee of the Liver Unit at Kings College Hospital. 

The occasion was marked by a reunion and conference and many hepatologists attended from all around the world. Professor Williams, the Director, is at the centre of the front row in this picture of some of the alumni:





Quality in Care Award

The national Quality in Care Awards recognize good practice in Care and Delivery. Here is the Hepatitis Team, based at Maidstone Hospital, at the Awards Ceremony in October 2015



Research into endoscopic therapy:

Our latest research has been presented by Dr Dushen Murugiah  at the Royal Society of Medicine and was judged the best presented poster by Professor Parveen Kumar:




Other recent research has been presented in the form of a poster at a meeting in Germany  (Falk Cholangoicarcinoma Workshop). This provided details of the outcomes of the use of metal stenting in certain forms of cancer: here are members of the international hepatology community looking at the results.


BMJ Awards

The Hepatitis Team, based at Maidstone Hospital, was a runner up in the Clinical Leadership category of the British Medical Journal Health Awards for 2013. Getting recognition for some of the challenges overcome in setting up an inreach team for the local prisons  has been very encouraging. Below are some photos we had to supply for the organisers of this event:


Counselling a prisoner in the clinic



The whole team outside the main entrance to HMP Maidstone