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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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Love Your Liver roadshow update – finding those at risk of liver disease in the UK

8th August 2022

Our team have been very busy with the Love Your Liver roadshow this year. We’ve fitted in …

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New survey reveals that stigma can act as a barrier to eliminating viral hepatitis in the UK

28th July 2022

A survey of people with viral hepatitis, conducted by the British Liver Trust this month, has found …

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Researchers develop highly accurate test to identify NASH and liver fibrosis at an early stage

27th July 2022

A new non-invasive blood test for non-alcohol steato hepatitis (NASH) and liver fibrosis could become an invaluable …

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Opportunity for those diagnosed with NASH and fibrosis to take part in the Boehringer Ingelheim 1404-0043 clinical research study

GP talking to patient
27th July 2022

Managing non-alcohol related steatohepatitis (NASH) and fibrosis currently relies entirely on lifestyle changes. Weight loss can be …

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Researchers have identified ‘likely cause’ of sudden increase in hepatitis among children

25th July 2022

UK scientists have linked the rise in hepatitis in children to the common adeno-associated virus 2 (AAV2), …

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All over-50s to be offered COVID-19 booster and flu jab this autumn

15th July 2022

Everyone aged 50 and over will be among those offered a COVID-19 booster and a flu jab …

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MPs call for action to “level up” inequalities in liver disease care and outcomes across UK

15th July 2022

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Disease and Liver Cancer – a cross-party group of MPs and …

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Top tips to enjoy the summer weather safely

14th July 2022

Summer is well and truly here.  While the warm weather and sunshine can brighten up our days …

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New WHO report shows Minimum Unit Pricing is the most effective policy to reduce alcohol harm

6th July 2022

There has been mixed coverage of the effectiveness of Minimum Unit Pricing or MUP in the media. …

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British Liver Trust contributes to new report launched by APPG on Minimally Invasive Cancer Therapies

4th July 2022

The Trust attended the meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Minimally Invasive Cancer Therapies today …

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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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