Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


We provide secondary care liver services for a catchment population of 500,000 people. Our services include inpatient and outpatient management of acute and chronic liver diseases. We offer specialist services in alcohol related liver disease, the treatment of viral hepatitis (Hepatitis B and C), surveillance for hepatoma and day case paracentesis. We treat around 90 patients with hepatitis C every year and also support hepatitis C treatment in the community drug addiction centre. We also provide specialist endoscopy services for liver-related work – screening, banding and gluing of oesophageal and gastric varices as well as the treatment of acute variceal bleeds. We work closely with the Liver Unit at the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust for patients who have more complex liver disease and for patients who need assessment for liver transplantation.

In addition, we run a successful research programme, including participating in phase II and III drug trials. We are one of 4 UK centres involved in a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) project looking at screening for hepatitis B and C in ethnic minorities.

Our department consists of the following:

2 Consultants
2 WTE Viral Hepatitis specialist nurses
3 Alcohol specialist nurses
2 Research nurses
1 Research assistant
1 Alcohol support worker
1 Dietician


Dr Sulleman Moreea FRCS FRCP

Dr Sulleman Moreea was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist in 2004. He qualified from Leeds University, UK with several distinctions and did his Specialist Registrar rotation in the Yorkshire region. He has developed the Hepatology service in Bradford which now follows up around 650 patients with Hepatitis B and 850 patients with Hepatitis C. He has consolidated the haemochromatosis service and started a day case paracentesis service.

Dr Moreea’s interest, apart from Hepatology, is in the formation of endoscopists in developing countries. He holds membership in a number of professional societies. He has presented his work at the British Society of Gastroenterology, The American Gastroenterology Association and the European Association for the Study of Liver Diseases



Dr Paul Southern MD MRCP

Dr Paul Southern was appointed to Bradford Teaching Hospitals in 2012, he carried out his undergraduate training at the University of Leeds, and also completed postgraduate training within the Yorkshire Deanery. Dr Southern spent seven years working in the Leeds transplant unit and its associated intensive care unit, pursuing research in molecular pathology and acute liver failure, gaining a MD in the genetics of hepatocellular carcinoma.

Dr Southern was appointed to a consultant post in Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2008 and is clinical lead for alcohol and IT in the Foundation Trust. With his colleague Dr Moreea he manages over 1000 viral hepatitis patients and works closely with the local mental health trust in the management of patients with alcohol dependence.