The "Love Your Liver" screening event in Hanley has resulting in 26 potentially life-saving GP referrals.
As part of the national "Love Your Liver" campaign, University Hospitals of North Midlands worked with the British Liver Trust to bring mobile liver screening to Stoke on Trent. The road show drew in huge numbers, with over 120 people screened for liver conditions. Love Your Liver aims to raise awareness of liver health and boosting education around the subject.
Up to one in three adults are at risk of liver disease, and there are no obvious symptoms in the early stages. As such, screening is essential to catch the disease as early as possible and could save lives. Members of the public can also take an online health screener, at www.britishlivertrust.org.uk/screener.
Vanessa Carr, Liver Clinical Nurse Specialist, said: "The response we received at the Love Your Liver road show was phenomenal. The people of Staffordshire didn't let us down. Throughout the day we managed to scan 128 people and make 26 GP referrals for further investigations. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped us in getting the road show here, to Team Liver who helped on the day and of course the British Liver Trust for bringing along their mobile scanning unit."