20 July, 2017

News > Announcement of Research Collaboration: Experiences of Liver Transplant Services in England

We are delighted to announce that Picker, the British Liver Trust and the British Liver Transplant Group are collaborating on a new project to understand the views, preferences and experiences of people who have recently used liver transplant services in England.

There are around 800 to 1000 people who receive liver transplants each year in England. Transplants are an intensive procedure and people that undergo this operation typically have many interactions with clinicians, nurses and other NHS staff members.

We will hear from persons who have recently had a transplant through in-depth interviews to fully understand their experiences around liver transplant services. We want to know what matters most to people from different backgrounds and why. The ultimate goal of this research is to inform improvements to care around liver transplants.

Amy Tallett, Head of Research at Picker, said “We know that there are around 800 to 1000 people who receive liver transplants each year in England, and we’re pleased that influential charities and professional groups, such as the British Liver Trust and the British Liver Transplant Group are recognising the importance of a person’s experience in treatment and recovery.

“Throughout the research, we will work closely with an advisory group of people who have received a transplant, clinicians, nurses, family members or carers and voluntary sector representatives. If you have personal or professional experience of liver transplant services in England, I’d encourage you to take part. We want to hear from you.”

Andrew Langford, Chief Executive of the British Liver Trust, who is supporting and funding this research, commented “It is essential that anyone receiving a transplant receives the best possible care, support and treatment wherever they are; this research seeks to provide evidence that will help all persons have the best possible experience in the future.”

If you would like to learn more about this exciting and timely research or be involved in the advisory group, please contact Susanne Käsbauer at Picker at susanne.kaesbauer@pickereurope.ac.uk or 01865 208 105.


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