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

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

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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – health advice for people with liver disease and liver transplant patients

If you or a loved one has a liver condition, or you’ve had a liver transplant, you …

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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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British Liver Trust virtual support groups unite patients during lockdown

When the lockdown period began, it was clear that our network of face-to-face support groups for liver …

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Government announce plans to ease guidance for over 2 million shielding in England

Epidemiologists  originally expected the shielding guidance to last for 12 weeks. As the risks from the pandemic …

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British Liver Trust partners with Global Liver Institute for International NASH Day

The British Liver Trust is supporting International NASH Day (IND), a global awareness and action initiative of …

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Government issues new guidance for patients who have been ‘shielding’

New guidance for people who have been shielding in England and Wales has been issued by the …

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Alcohol Awareness Week: Gareth’s Story

Gareth

I disguised my growing dependency by being a social butterfly. Gareth, from South Wales, had a liver …

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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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