Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Special Interest Group 

The Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Special Interest Group (SIG) is linked to the Metabolic CRN topic area. The SIG Lead is Dr Will Alazawi of Queen Mary, University of London & Barts Health NHS Trust. If anyone wishes to join the group please contact the BASL secretariat on .  


To understand, prevent and treat NAFLD, and to reduce its impact on health as well as health services.


To promote and support the development, conduct and delivery of research activity related to NAFLD

To disseminate innovations and best practices in clinical services related to NAFLD

To involve patient representatives in the activities of the SIG

To lead, contribute and participate in the development of educational activities related to NAFLD

To engage with pharma regarding research and educational activities related to NAFLD.

To respond on behalf of BASL to national or international organisations on issues related to NAFLD.


Annual reports
Annual report 2018-19 -  Download Annual report_2018-19_NAFLD SIG.pdf.

1st meeting - 11 January 2019
Agenda - Download NAFLD SIG _Agenda 110119.pdf.

2nd meeting - 14 June 2019
Agenda - Download Agenda_14 June 2019.pdf.

Presentation on NAFLD: A diabetologist's view, Chris Byrne, University of Southampton & Southampton NIHR BRC, University Hospital Southampton - Download Management of diabetes in patients with NASH_BASL.pdf

Presentations on chronic liver diseases: GP view:

3rd meeting - 28 February 2020
Agenda - Download Agenda_28 February 2020_FINAL.pdf.
Meeting report -  Download Report_28 February 2020.pdf.

NAFLD bioresource
Philip Newsome, University of Brimingham - Download NAFLD BioResource_June 2019.pdf.

Download NAFLD BioResource_Blog.pdf.

NAFLD Care Survey 2021 - Please take part - closing 2nd July

On behalf of the BASL NAFLD Special Interest Group, we are inviting you to complete a survey of NAFLD care in the UK.

The survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and is designed to understand how clinical practice guidelines have been adopted since 2016 NICE guidance was issued, how COVID19 has impacted on NAFLD care, and how you typically manage your patients with NAFLD at the current time.

We would like as many responses as possible, including from Doctors, Nurses and allied health professionals involved in the care of patients with NAFLD. Multiple respondents from your site is fine.

So please make yourself a cup of Tea / Coffee and take 10 minutes out to complete the survey!

Many thanks for your valuable contribution.

David Sheridan

To access the survey simply follow the link > 

The survey will close on 2nd July.

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