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Alcohol-related liver deaths increased by 21% during year of the pandemic

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Increased alcohol consumption during the pandemic, particularly amongst heavy drinkers, is likely driving an unprecedented acceleration in …

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Ireland introduces minimum unit pricing

Although there are many causes of liver disease, alcohol is the leading cause of deaths due to …

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The UK public want to know more about what’s in their drink


New research by the Alcohol Health Alliance (an alliance of more than 50 organisations that includes the …

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40% of liver disease patients have been worried about their mental health during the pandemic

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A survey by the British Liver Trust in March 2021 has revealed that 40% of people with …

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Alcohol ads commonly appeal to underage adolescents

A new study published in the journal Alcohol & Alcoholism has found that alcohol adverts commonly appeal …

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Alcohol addiction and liver disease storyline in Coronation Street

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Fans of Coronation Street will know that there is a storyline involving Peter Barlow, who has alcohol-related …

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Duty to Recover: taking action to reduce alcohol harm

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As part of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, the British Liver Trust is supporting the Duty To …

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Alcohol deaths hit record high during pandemic

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The number of people dying from alcohol-related causes reached a new high in 2020, according to figures …

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Alcohol Awareness Week – British Liver Trust urges people to seek support and not to drink too much

Alcohol Awareness Week is taking place from 16th to 22nd November 2020 and this year the theme …

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Survey compares how cheaply alcohol is being sold in Britain


As part of the Alcohol Health Alliance, the British Liver Trust is supporting the publication of a …

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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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