research 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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Treating cirrhosis: do higher concentration albumin infusions make a difference?

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Low levels of albumin present a serious problem for people with cirrhosis, putting them at higher risk …

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Could the immune system play a role in treating non-alcohol related fatty liver disease?

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Our immune system protects us from pathogens like bacteria and viruses but also from some diseases such …

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New criteria to diagnose acute liver failure may reduce need for liver transplants

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A team of researchers at King’s College Hospital in London has identified new clinical criteria to more …

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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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Can you help researchers to monitor the safety and uptake of the vaccines against COVID-19 as they are being rolled out in the community by becoming a public involvement (PPI) representative?

Researchers from the University of Oxford have asked the British Liver Trust if we are aware of …

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

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

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A clinical trial is looking for participants

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

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Study successfully grows liver ‘lobules’ in the lymph nodes of pigs

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A new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has shown that large …

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Study into new liver perfusion technique shows promising results

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A small clinical trial investigating the use of a new technique that could significantly increase the number …

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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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