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Your Liver – a special supplement in the press today

Todays Independent newspaper sees the publication of a special supplement on the Liver produced by Media Planet. The introduction, written by the Trust’s Chief Executive Andrew Langford, explains some key facts people may not know …

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New drugs and driving legislation come into force March 2015

A new offence of driving, attempting to drive, or being in charge of a vehicle, with certain controlled drugs in excess of specified limits, is expected to come into force on 2 March 2015. This …

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NICE final guidance issued on new treatments for hepatitis C

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has today published final guidance recommending sofosbuvir (Sovaldi, Gilead Sciences) and simeprevir (Olysio, Janssen) as treatment options for some people with chronic hepatitis C. The aims …

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Study suggests Advagraf may have benefits for transplant patients

Results of a large observational study recently published in the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) has demonstrated that early and sustained use of Advagraf, a once-daily immunosuppressant, offers a significant graft survival benefit in liver …

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Liver Allocation Proposal feedback sought

The Liver Transplant Patient Consortium (LPTC), of which the Trust is a member, is asking for liver patient groups to provide feedback on new proposals for the allocation of livers for transplant. Feedback is requested …

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NICE gives go ahead to new HE treatment

A new treatment for Hepatic Encephalopathy, called Rifaximin, will be available to patients in England and Wales following its recent approval by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Hepatic encephalopathy is a …

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Love Your Liver 2015 campaign launched with MPs screening event

The Trust successfully launched our 2015 Love Your Liver campaign with a screening and scanning event for MPs at the House of Commons on the evening of 28th January – in the course of the …

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Early Liver Tests Could Save Thousands of Lives

Chief Medical Officer warns that 20% of Brits are at risk of liver disease British Liver Trust says early liver screening could save £600m and thousands of lives Alcohol, obesity and viral hepatitis are all …

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CQC Strategy published

Following consultations the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have published their strategy for engaging the public in CQC’s work. The aim is to help CQC to understand and focus on what really matters to people as …

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The Challenge of Hepatitis C in South Asian Community

Pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb has just published a report entitled The Challenge of Hepatitis C in the South Asian Community following a roundtable discussion hosted by Virendra Sharma MP at Westminster. The event and …

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