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Health chiefs urge people with long-term health conditions to get flu vaccine before Christmas

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Health chiefs are urging people with long-term health conditions to get the flu vaccine before the virus …

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Liver patients urged to make sure their vaccinations are up to date this winter

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The NHS is here to help us stay well this winter. People with chronic liver disease have …

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Don’t forget to get the flu jab before winter

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If you have liver disease, it’s really important that you get the annual flu jab. You are …

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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variations are differing regional structures, Scotland and Wales have Health Boards, England have CCGs (currently being superseded by Integrated Care Systems) and Northern Ireland has Health and Social Care Trusts.

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