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COVID-19: advice for people with liver disease

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What to do if you are worried about restrictions lifting The vaccine rollout has significantly reduced transmission …

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – health advice for people with liver disease and liver transplant patients

If you or a loved one has a liver condition, or you’ve had a liver transplant, you …

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Local lockdowns – what they mean for people on the ‘shielding list’

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As infection rates drop and shielding guidance is relaxed across much of the UK, most clinically extremely …

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Life after lockdown – Lou’s story

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Lou, who has Budd-Chiari syndrome, gives us an update on her feelings as the UK gradually emerges …

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British Liver Trust virtual support groups unite patients during lockdown

When the lockdown period began, it was clear that our network of face-to-face support groups for liver …

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British Liver Trust calls for clearer shielding guidance for extremely vulnerable liver patients

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The British Liver Trust is calling for an urgent review of the shielding guidance for liver patients …

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Government issues new guidance for patients who have been ‘shielding’

New guidance for people who have been shielding in England and Wales has been issued by 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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