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Latest News & Blog

Keep up to date with the latest British Liver Trust news and blogs, including our campaigns, fundraising activities, research, health information and achievements, as well as the latest news on liver disease or cancer treatment, care and support.

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021

30th November 2021

We are so excited to be taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge – the UK’s biggest …

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No escape: How alcohol preys on children and vulnerable people

No escape
30th November 2021

As a member of the Alcohol Health Alliance, the British Liver Trust has welcomed its new report …

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British Liver Trust takes part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021

26th November 2021

The British Liver Trust is once again taking part in the UK’s biggest match funding campaign, the …

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The British Liver Trust joins forces with other charities to boost COVID-19 booster and third vaccine uptake

25th November 2021

The British Liver Trust are proud to support a campaign to promote the importance of the COVID-19 …

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It’s time to raise minimum unit pricing in Scotland 

stack of pennies
19th November 2021

As part of the Alcohol Health Alliance, the British Liver Trust has signed an open letter to …

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The British Liver Trust calls for action as 10% rise in liver disease deaths in a year

hospital bed
17th November 2021

We are demanding that the Government take urgent action to improve early detection of liver disease as …

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Meet Dorset’s alcohol care team

17th November 2021

As part of the Sound The Alarm campaign, the British Liver Trust is calling for every NHS …

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Alcohol Awareness Week – The signs that alcohol may be negatively affecting your relationships

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15th November 2021

Alcohol Awareness Week is taking place from 15th to 21st November 2021. With around one in five …

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National report for gastroenterology will help the NHS recover services and deal with future surges of COVID-19

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15th November 2021

A range of measures to help the NHS recover gastroenterology services and mitigate against surges of COVID-19 …

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British Liver Trust calls for more clarity in Government’s Spending Review

4th November 2021

The British Liver Trust has joined forces with other cancer charities to call for more clarity on …

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What is a CCG or ICS?

CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) were established as part of the Health and Social Care Act in 2012. They are groups of general practices, which come together in each area to commission the best services for their patients and population.

ICS (Integrated Care Systems) are new partnerships between the organisations that meet health and care needs across an area, to coordinate services and to plan in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities between different groups. ICS will replace Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) by April 2022 and cover a wider geographic area than CCGs.

Devolved nations – health is primarily a devolved matter across the four nations which make up the UK. Among these variations are differing regional structures, Scotland and Wales have Health Boards, England have CCGs (currently being superseded by Integrated Care Systems) and Northern Ireland has Health and Social Care Trusts.

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