The Yorkshire and the Humber Liver Network produces information and guidance relevant to local services within the network geographical area.

These are produced by consensus agreement reached at network meetings, following evidence based reviews of available literature, reviews of services locally and local specialist input. Their purpose is as an aid to informing good clinical practice and local referral agreements between healthcare sectors.

Guidance developed largely for secondary care services have all been agreed by consensus with GI and liver consultants through network meetings. Since 2011 our guidance developed for more general use has been reviewed by our secondary care clinical leads for the network and by a small GP reference group before release to the wider network.

YHLN guidelines are not inclusive of all proper approaches or methods, or exclusive of others. The guidelines do not establish a standard of care and specific outcomes are not guaranteed.

The ultimate judgement regarding a particular clinical procedure or treatment plan must be made by the professional managing the patient, taking account of clinical data presented by the patient and the diagnostic and treatment options available locally at the time.

YHLN guidance does not override the individual responsibility of healthcare professionals to make decisions appropriate to the circumstances of the individual patient, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer,

Guidelines may not be complete or accurate. YLN disclaims all liability for the accuracy or completeness of a guideline, and disclaim all warranties, express or implied to their incorrect use.