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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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Foundation for Liver Research and British Liver Trust jointly host event for Lancet Commission into Liver Disease Seventh Report

Many of the UK’s leading liver disease clinicians, policy makers and a small number of interested Members …

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are differing regional structures, Scotland and Wales have Health Boards, England have CCGs (currently being superseded by Integrated Care Systems) and Northern Ireland has Health and Social Care Trusts.

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