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Update for people with liver disease on the Covid-19 vaccine


If you or a loved one has a liver condition, you may have questions about the COVID-19 …

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Will you take on the Leg it for Liver challenge?


Last year many of our wonderful supporters took on their own virtual challenges in their homes and …

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NHS England open call for innovation in cancer care – new funding opportunity for those working in liver cancer

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The British Liver Trust has been made aware of a new funding opportunity for clinicians working in …

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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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“People know exactly how you’re feeling”: How virtual support groups have been a lifeline for liver patients


Lianne (pictured) is a Liver Transplant Social Worker at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. She explains how the …

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Routine blood tests could be key to stopping the silent killer of liver disease


New research by Professor Nick Sheron of the Foundation for Liver Research and supported by the British …

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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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A clinical trial is looking for participants

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A group of researchers from HMR is looking for people to take part in clinical trials for …

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British Liver Trust hosts online training for GPs across the UK

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Early detection of liver disease within primary care environments is critical to reducing the burden of liver …

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Why frailty matters for people with cirrhosis

Dr Lai

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

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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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