awareness Archives - British Liver Trust

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021

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

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Multinational study reveals the economic and social burden of NASH – a more serious form of non-alcohol related fatty liver disease

Quality of life scores of NASH patients decreased with liver fibrosis (scarring) status (early vs advanced) in …

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How is it decided who is extremely vulnerable and should shield? How do I know how to assess my personal risk?

Following a request by the British Liver Trust and patients, the British Society of Gastroenterology has worked …

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Poorest areas hit hardest by public health cuts, finds IPPR think tank

We know that people who live in these areas are six times more likely to die from …

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Concert in tribute to talented musician raises £1,000 for the British Liver Trust

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East Kent band White Cliffs Symphonic Winds hosted a memorial concert at St. Mary’s Church, Walmer on …

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Liver health roadshow heading to South of England this October to find those at risk of liver disease

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The Love Your Liver mobile screening and scanning unit will be visiting locations across the South of …

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New Liver Disease Patient Charter

Our new patient charter, which is supported and endorsed by a number of professional bodies, sets out the …

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New study shows alcohol service saves NHS money

New evidence being presented today at the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) conference …

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Minimum unit pricing in Scotland has had biggest impact on drinking patterns in Glasgow

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Thursday 19th May 2019 – Evidence released today at the UK’s largest conference for liver experts shows …

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Paracetamol overdose is one of the leading causes of acute liver failure

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Paracetamol overdose is one of the leading causes of liver failure. Scientists have known for decades that …

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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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