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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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Concern regarding undiagnosed liver disease in the North East after one in five people scanned by charity need further tests

One in five adults in the North East could have undiagnosed liver disease, the British Liver Trust’s …

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British Liver Trust presents patient survey findings at British Association for Study of the Liver event

The results of a new patient survey presented today at the British Association for Study of the …

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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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Alcohol-related liver deaths increased by 21% during year of the pandemic

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Increased alcohol consumption during the pandemic, particularly amongst heavy drinkers, is likely driving an unprecedented acceleration in …

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New data published on organ donation and transplant services during the pandemic.


New data published today by NHS Blood and Transplant shines a light on how many people donated …

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How patients with liver disease in Wales feel about their diagnosis and care

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Earlier this year, we surveyed 249 liver disease patients and carers in Wales to find out how …

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Addressing the liver disease crisis in Wales: next steps for a new Government and Senedd Cymru

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The Welsh Government has led the way by being the first UK country to have a specific …

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The UK public want to know more about what’s in their drink


New research by the Alcohol Health Alliance (an alliance of more than 50 organisations that includes the …

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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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