NDM8171 Welsh Conservatives Debate - Liver disease
Millar (Clwyd West)
To propose that the Senedd:
1. Notes the recent publication of the
Quality Statement on Liver Disease by the Welsh Government.
2. Regrets that while 90 per cent of
liver disease is preventable, liver disease deaths have doubled in the last two
decades and 9 in 10 liver cancer patients die within 5 years of being
3. Recognises that alcohol, obesity and
viral hepatitis are the main risk factors for liver disease which is projected
to increase with over 3 in 5 people in Wales being overweight or obese and 1 in
5 people in Wales drinking alcohol above recommended levels.
4. Calls on the Welsh Government to publish
a clear timetable for the delivery of the outcomes and targets in the quality
a) the doubling of the hepatology
workforce, including liver nurse specialists, to address huge variation in
access to specialist care;
b) when all health boards will have
seven-day alcohol care teams in place to meet local need;
c) when and how the all-Wales abnormal
liver blood test pathway will be adopted by all GPs to improve the early
detection of liver disease.
The following amendment was tabled:
Amendment 1 Lesley Griffiths
Delete point 4 and replace with:
Recognises the need for the Welsh Government, health boards and the emerging NHS Executive network structures to work closely together to drive forward implementation of the liver disease quality statement and deliver better outcomes on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of liver disease in Wales.
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
Type: For information
First published: 09/01/2023