covid19 Archives - British Liver Trust

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


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

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Open letter from cancer charities to the public


The British Liver Trust has joined forces with over 40 UK cancer charities in an open letter …

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British Liver Trust response to the announcement to end England’s lockdown on 19 July


The Prime Minister’s announcement relating to the end of England’s lockdown rules on 19 July has concerned …

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Update on Covid-19 vaccination in transplant patients and patients waiting for a liver transplant.


Data from the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) registry has today (30th June 2021) shed new light …

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Covid pandemic could lead to thousands more liver disease cases in Wales, warns charity

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Research shows that more than a half of adults in Wales may have been putting their livers …

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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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Covid-19 and lack of awareness will lead to surge in liver cancer deaths

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Almost half of Brits (47%) would delay making an appointment with their doctor during the pandemic if …

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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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British Liver Trust supports study into exploring the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

The British Liver Trust is supporting researchers at Nottingham University Hospital with a study that is tracking …

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Join our campaign to Stamp out Stigma

People with liver disease, whatever the cause, should be supported not judged. Let’s Stamp Out Stigma.

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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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