The liver patients’ support group at the Royal Free Hospital has launched a community blog

The blog provides advice, support and help to patients who are living with liver disease and are under the care of the hepatology, transplant and hepatobiliary teams.

The community blog, which is run by patients for patients, was set up with the help of the Royal Free Charity and is a forum that allows patients to discuss issues which concern them, such as diet, exercise, travel and treatments. It also features a range of patient stories, and visitors to the site can leave comments.

It was set up by Linda Selves, a liver transplant co-ordinator at the Royal Free London, and Alexia Hanson, who had a liver transplant at the Royal Free Hospital in 2001. Althea Thorogood and Theresa Wright, who have both had liver transplants, have contributed a significant amount of content to the blog along with other patients who have kindly written posts.

Alexia said: “We saw the need to create a community where we could easily connect, chat and share our experiences, and that’s how the blog got started. By sharing our stories and tips we hope to help each other to live well and make the most of life.”

Image: Alexia Hanson