The Improving Quality in Liver Services (IQILS) accreditation scheme – a new programme launching at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in May – has appointed Dr James Ferguson, consultant hepatologist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, as its clinical lead.
Born out of the LiverQuest project, and supported by the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) and the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) in partnership with the liver community, IQILS will work to support and facilitate services in the delivery of high-quality liver care for patients. As well as taking responsibility for driving forward the newly established programme, Dr Ferguson is a specialist and expert in liver disease and liver transplantation, and also manages the liver transition service at QEHB.
Discussing his appointment, Dr James Ferguson said:
I’m thrilled to be leading this exciting new programme that will really help to drive forward the quality of care for people suffering with liver conditions. I’d also like to thank BASL, the BSG and the wider liver community for the huge support that they have shown, which has been instrumental in creating this exciting offer for liver services accreditation.
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