Liver services clinical quality indicators

The clinical quality indicators for liver services are:


Hepatitis C

This is the clinical quality indicator for Sustained Viral Response Rate (SVRR) is the proportion of patients being treated for Hepatitis C infection in whom virus cannot be detected, six months after completing treatment.


The Sustained Virological Response Rate (SVRR) is an indicator of the effectiveness of our treatment regimes for Hepatitis C. People achieving SVRR have extremely low rates of relapse, and a reduced risk of developing cirrhosis or hepatocellular cancer. 25% show an improvement in liver fibrosis.

Comment on current objectives

Expected in Summer 2014.


Liver graft survival

This is the clinical quality indicator for the proportion of patients whose liver graft continues to function at one year after liver transplantation.


Graft survival is monitored by UK Transplant as part of the UK liver transplantation programme and therefore allows comparison between units. One year graft survival is an indicator of the effectiveness of multi-disciplinary treatment.

Our objectives

We aim to achieve one year graft survival above the national average.

Comment on current performance

Expected shortly


Pancreatic cancer surgery survival

The proportion of patients alive, at one year, following surgical resection of pancreatic cancer. Higher is better.



Survival at one year is an indicator of the effectiveness of multi-disciplinary care.

Our objectives

We aim to improve survival year-on-year.

Comment on current performance

The improvement in one year survival after pancreatic cancer surgery has been sustained.