obesity Archives - British Liver Trust

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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UK Government has the opportunity to be the first in the world to reverse the rise in obesity levels

Bold new policies – such as a levy on the food industry and phasing out all forms …

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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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British Liver Trust urges Prime Minister to take action on childhood obesity

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Ahead of the Prime Minister’s imminent plans to address obesity in the UK, the British Liver Trust …

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World Obesity Day 2020: The roots of obesity run deep

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Together we can create a healthier future.  Today we are proud to support World Obesity Day.  The …

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£5.5m announced to tackle obesity in Wales

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An important part of our work at the British Liver Trust is campaigning and raising awareness of …

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Lancet Liver Commission report highlights alarming lack of public understanding about liver disease

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The UK’s leading hepatology consultants and senior figures from the Foundation for Liver Research, British Liver Trust …

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National Obesity Awareness Week: Fat and the liver

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The British Liver Trust is proud to support National Obesity Awareness Week. The week aims to raise …

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Unacceptable failures: the final report of the Lancet Commission into liver disease in the UK

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Unacceptable failures: the sixth report of the Lancet Standing Commission on liver disease in the UK, published …

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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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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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