Cirrhosis Archives - British Liver Trust

Beth’s Story

I wish I had known and asked more questions when I first found out.  I haven’t found …

Read More

Jimmy’s story: “No reason for my cirrhosis has ever been diagnosed”

family

Jimmy (pictured on the right) was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2015 but no cause was found. Thank …

Read More

Leanne’s story: “Dad was not his usual self”

Leanne’s father (pictured) died with cirrhosis of the liver when he was in hospital and it was …

Read More

Deborah’s story: “I’m more determined than ever”

Debi

Deborah was diagnosed with liver disease in hospital at 36 years old, just a few weeks after she …

Read More

Jayne’s Story

Jayne

If you’re on long term medication, don’t settle for blood results, insist on an ultrasound scan, just …

Read More

Jim’s story

I have to say that in my opinion, any definition of alcoholism that I have come across …

Read More

Kirsty’s story

Kirsty

As described on my blog, I was diagnosed aged 20 with autoimmune hepatitis. Unfortunately, this liver inflammation …

Read More

Jane’s story

I was 20 years old and living a normal life. My partner and I had set our …

Read More

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Find out more about cookies and how to manage your settings.

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are differing regional structures, Scotland and Wales have Health Boards, England have CCGs (currently being superseded by Integrated Care Systems) and Northern Ireland has Health and Social Care Trusts.

Skip to content