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Liver Diseases: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 141593, tabled on 21 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the support available for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; and what plans his Department has to (a) prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and (b) increase support for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

25 February 2021

No such assessment has been made.

The prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and support for patients with this condition to reduce their risk falls under the Government’s strategy to reduce obesity, which is a risk factor for liver disease. To help prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the Government is working to expand weight management services available through the National Health Service, so more people get the support they need to lose weight.

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