liver cancer Archives - British Liver Trust

Thousands affected by missed cancer target, data suggests

The NHS in England has missed its target to diagnose and treat 85% of cancer patients within …

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NHS launches world’s largest trial of cancer blood test

The NHS has launched the world’s largest trial of a new blood test that can detect more …

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New research reveals how liver disease patient care is a postcode lottery

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New research published today in a peer review journal shows only 26% of areas in the UK …

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British Liver Trust urges cocaine users to get tested for hepatitis C

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On World Hepatitis Day (28th July 2021) the British Liver Trust is warning that thousands of people …

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New drug approved for patients in Scotland with primary liver cancer

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The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has recommended the use of a new medicine, atezolizumab (Tecentriq), for patients …

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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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Aiming higher: plotting a route out of the pandemic and towards world-leading cancer services

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on all our lives, including those with liver disease …

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British Liver Trust welcomes announcement from NICE that recommends selective internal radiation therapies for treating liver cancer


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today recommended that selective internal radiation therapy …

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Hepatocellular carcinoma in Scotland: a new action plan for better care

As part of the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce, the British Liver Trust is working with the Scottish …

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Symptom awareness of deadliest cancers is as low as 4% in the UK

New data released by the Less Survivable Cancers Taskforce on World Cancer Day shows that symptoms awareness …

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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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