mental health awareness week Archives - British Liver Trust

“I will always try my best to look forward to the future that my two donors gave me.”

Last year, liver transplant recipient Valerie shared her thoughts and feelings on shielding and lockdown. For Mental …

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Stepping out: How nature can help us prepare for the changes that lie ahead

Family in woods

Amy manages the British Liver Trust’s virtual support groups and is also a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist. …

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are differing regional structures, Scotland and Wales have Health Boards, England have CCGs (currently being superseded by Integrated Care Systems) and Northern Ireland has Health and Social Care Trusts.

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