Liver disease sufferers are set to get an improvement in their care after the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) launched an updated framework for nurses caring for sufferers of liver diseases and associated conditions.
The new framework, Caring for people with liver disease: a competence framework for nursing (Revised edition), launched at the British Liver Nurse’s Forum annual conference, was written by Michelle Clayton, lecturer in liver care at Leeds University and the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust’s clinical nurse specialist in hepatology, Lynda Greenslade.
Lynda Greenslade said: ““Nursing staff have the potential to ease this problem, but they need the skills and competence to tackle liver disease head-on.”
She said the framework would “[…]support nursing staff in building their skills and delivering effective care to people with liver disease.”
You can read the updated framework at the RCN’s website by clicking here. The new training is a positive step in the right direction and should help sufferers once implemented.