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NICE focuses on improving treatment and diagnosis of liver disease

Almost 1.9 million harmful drinkers in England could be sent for scans for cirrhosis by their GPs to detect disease early so treatment and lifestyle changes are more effective.

A draft quality standard out for consultation advises GPs to send people for scans for cirrhosis if men are drinking more than 50 units a week or 22 pints and women are drinking more than 35 units a week or three and a half bottles of wine.