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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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The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021

We are so excited to be taking part in the Big Give’s Christmas Challenge – the UK’s biggest …

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Preventing non-communicable diseases in Wales

The British Liver Trust has joined forces with Wales’s other leading Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) charities to call …

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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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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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Government issues new guidance for patients who have been ‘shielding’

New guidance for people who have been shielding in England and Wales has been issued by the …

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Just one TV show can lead to children eating more calories than they need

Hundreds of thousands of children exposed to several minutes of junk food adverts during their favourite TV …

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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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World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day, a day that shines a light on mental health and its impact on …

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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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