Children's hepatitis family clinic

About

The multidisciplinary family hepatitis clinic sees children and parents chronically infected with viral hepatitis (particularly hepatitis B or C) and delta co-infection, as well as caring for infants born to mothers with viral hepatitis to exclude perinatal infection.

The clinic also sees all mothers antenatally if they are infected with hepatitis B or C to help optimise the chances of having an uninfected baby.

Parents and children are seen together so we can provide one-stop care for the whole family. We have a family-centred approach to treatment, with support tailored to individual children to fit around school and extracurricular activities. We offer flexible appointment times and direct contact with our consultant and clinical nurse specialists (CNS) throughout treatment.

We work closely with families and the hospital play specialists to help younger children develop ways of coping with their treatment.

We work closely with young people and families to promote treatment adherence and manage side effects and are committed to involving young people in every step of their care. For our adolescent patients, we provide education about hepatitis infection and sexual health.

Young people transitioning to adult services will have the opportunity to build a relationship with the adult team via the family clinic prior to transfer of care making sure their transfer is as seamless as possible.

Education and elective placements

Elective students may join the clinic as part of their attachment in paediatric infectious diseases. Please contact Dr Tudor-Williams through the clinic.