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Update for people with liver disease on the Covid-19 vaccine

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If you or a loved one has a liver condition, you may have questions about the COVID-19 …

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COVID-19: advice for people with liver disease

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What to do if you are worried about restrictions lifting The vaccine rollout has significantly reduced transmission …

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How effective is the Covid-19 vaccine in at-risk groups?

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New data from Public Health England (PHE) suggests that the COVID-19 vaccines used in the UK are …

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Auto-immune hepatitis and Covid-19

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A recent study by researchers at Oxford University Hospitals into the effects of the Covid-19 virus on …

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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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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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Lockdown weight gain across the UK could lead to a surge in a life-threatening form liver disease, charity warns

The British Liver Trust is warning of a potential future surge in a serious form of 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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