Charities and associations


The Hepatitis C Trust

The Hepatitis C Trust is the national UK charity for hepatitis C. The Trust’s mission is to reverse the rapidly increasing death toll caused by hepatitis C in the UK until no one dies from this preventable and treatable disease and, ultimately, it is all but eradicated in this country.

The Network’s Hepatology Specialty is linking with The Hepatitis C Trust to harness the power of patient groups to help people access new drugs in clinical trials, as well as learning about what types of new research studies HCV patients want to access, and how they want to access them.

Find out more about the Hepatitis C Trust.


HCV Action

The Hepatitis C Trust provides the secretariat for the hepatitis C professional network: HCVAction. Standards and practices of hepatitis C care and treatment vary greatly across the country so a crucial part of this group’s remit is to help professionals share and promote good practice in hepatitis C prevention, testing and treatment.

Find out more about HCV Action.


The British Liver Trust

The British Liver Trust is a UK-wide registered charity which supports patients and campaigns to improve awareness of liver disease, and its causes. The charity is also involved in lobbying for better services for liver patients. Importantly, The British Liver Trust funds research looking at both the causes and the treatments of liver disease.

Find out more about the British Liver Trust.

British Society of Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology (digestive disorders) and Hepatology (liver disorders) are two areas of medicine that overlap. The British Society of Gastroenterology is focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the UK. Its 3000 members are physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dieticians, and others interested in the field. It has become major force in British medicine and is working with the Network’s Hepatology and Gastroenterology Specialties to help identify priority areas for new research.

Find out more about the British Society of Gastroenterology

British Association for the Study of the Liver 

The British Association for the Study of the Liver is dedicated to the knowledge and understanding of the biology and pathology of the liver for the optimal care of patients. BASL members are composed of both scientists and clinicians, including GPs, and members from the pharmaceutical industry interested in liver physiology and pathophysiology.

Find out more about the British Association for the Study of the liver


Core is a UK charity that is focussed on diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas. Its work falls into three areas: funding research; patient information; and raising awareness. CORE aims to fund significant research across a diverse field of activities from the lab to patient services, supporting scientific breakthroughs and advances in patient care.

Find out more about CORE