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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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40% of liver disease patients have been worried about their mental health during the pandemic

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A survey by the British Liver Trust in March 2021 has revealed that 40% of people with …

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Eat your greens: Study suggests a plant-rich Mediterranean diet can reduce NAFLD risk


Results from a new clinical trial suggest that a new diet may reduce the risk of developing …

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Why frailty matters for people with cirrhosis

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

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New ‘Eating well for a healthy liver’ factsheet and video

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For Love Your Liver month, we’ve launched a new healthy liver factsheet and video for anyone wishing …

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Staying physically and mentally healthy during the pandemic

There are lots of things we can do to make sure we feel well in body and …

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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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Sugar and the liver: what you need to know


We all know that too much sugar is bad for our general health. But not many people …

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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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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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