cirrhosis Archives - British Liver Trust

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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Treating cirrhosis: do higher concentration albumin infusions make a difference?

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Low levels of albumin present a serious problem for people with cirrhosis, putting them at higher risk …

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Routine blood tests could be key to stopping the silent killer of liver disease


New research by Professor Nick Sheron of the Foundation for Liver Research and supported by the British …

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Why frailty matters for people with cirrhosis

Dr Lai

We’re delighted to introduce Dr Jennifer Lai MD, MBA, Hepatologist and Associate Professor in Residence at the …

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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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Life after lockdown: Clare’s story

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Clare, who has cirrhosis of the liver, was shielding during ‘lockdown’. She shares her experiences of that …

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Sandra and Paul’s fundraising story: A light in the dark

Sandra and Paul

Sandra’s husband, Paul, has cirrhosis and is on the liver transplant waiting list. She shares how she …

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Local lockdowns – what they mean for people on the ‘shielding list’

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As infection rates drop and shielding guidance is relaxed across much of the UK, most clinically extremely …

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UK Malnutrition Week 2019: Liver disease and malnutrition

The British Liver Trust is delighted to support UK Malnutrition Awareness Week (October 14th – 20th) which was …

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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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