transplant Archives - British Liver Trust

New data published on organ donation and transplant services during the pandemic.


New data published today by NHS Blood and Transplant shines a light on how many people donated …

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How effective is the Covid-19 vaccine in at-risk groups?

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New data from Public Health England (PHE) suggests that the COVID-19 vaccines used in the UK are …

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British Liver Trust response to the announcement to end England’s lockdown on 19 July


The Prime Minister’s announcement relating to the end of England’s lockdown rules on 19 July has concerned …

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Update on Covid-19 vaccination in transplant patients and patients waiting for a liver transplant.


Data from the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) registry has today (30th June 2021) shed new light …

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“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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“People know exactly how you’re feeling”: How virtual support groups have been a lifeline for liver patients


Lianne (pictured) is a Liver Transplant Social Worker at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. She explains how the …

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Bill’s story: Our experience of loss and lockdown

Bill and Sue

Liver transplant recipient, Bill, was shielding with his wife during lockdown. In this blog, he shares how …

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British Liver Trust celebrates Organ Donation Week

This week (7th to 13th September 2020) is Organ Donation Week, when the British Liver Trust will …

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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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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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People with liver disease, whatever the cause, should be supported not judged. Let’s Stamp Out Stigma.

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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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