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Sound the Alarm

Demand faster diagnosis of liver disease and liver cancer.

Demand faster diagnosis of liver disease and liver cancer.

Jade's story

More needs to be done so stories like Jade’s are never repeated

Having a newborn son should have been the happiest time for Jade and her family. However two months after giving birth, Jade was admitted to hospital, and never returned home. It all started when Jade woke up with yellow eyes. She visited the doctors, and was sent for blood tests but no further action was taken.

Ten days later, her feet began to swell. Again, she went to her doctor, and this time was admitted to hospital.

But it was too late. Two weeks later, Jade died.

Jade had been suffering from Autoimmune Hepatitis. A condition which had gone undiagnosed for too long. She left behind her newborn baby, and two-year-old son. She was only 27.

For 75% of liver patients, by the time you’re diagnosed, it is too late for effective treatment. More needs to be done so stories like Jade’s are never repeated.

Demand faster diagnosis for liver patients.

Help us Sound the Alarm on liver disease and liver cancer.

Help us Sound the Alarm

Sound the Alarm on liver disease and liver cancer.

Lend your voice to those demanding faster diagnosis of liver disease.

Sound the Alarm is a campaign run by British Liver Trust.

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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variations are differing regional structures, Scotland and Wales have Health Boards, England have CCGs (currently being superseded by Integrated Care Systems) and Northern Ireland has Health and Social Care Trusts.

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