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Trust response to NHS England request to delay new hepatitis C treatments

The Trust has formally responded to requests from NHS England to NICE to delay new hepatitis C treatments as we consider this is not in the best interests of patients. See the two responses from …

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The Lancet: Leading experts call for an end to UK postcode lottery for liver disease treatment and detection

Leading experts today warn that rising numbers of deaths from liver disease – already the UK’s third commonest cause of premature death – will be unavoidable without radical improvements in treatment and detection services, and …

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Cell therapy grant to ‘rebuild’ damaged livers

As part of the latest rounds of research money granted within the Government’s Life Sciences Strategy, a significant grant has been made to the University of Edinburgh for a clinical trial of cell therapy to …

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New plan unveiled to reduce deaths from liver disease in Wales

The draft document ‘Together For Health – Liver Disease Delivery Plan’ has being launched by the Welsh Government Deaths in Wales from chronic liver disease have more than doubled in the past 20 years. Obesity, …

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RSPH call for alcohol calorie labelling

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is calling on the drinks industry and newly appointed EU Health Commissioner to introduce calorie labelling for alcoholic drinks.  The call follows newly released research from the RSPH …

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NICE guidance on Gallstones published

A ‘postcode lottery’ of treatment should finally become a thing of the past for sufferers of gallstones disease after the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published new guidance for the NHS. Gallstones …

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Public Health England key health priorities published

A document published by Public Health England (PHE) today sets out the key priorities for improving the nations health over the coming years.  Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of PHE states, “We have an ambition: for …

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PHE launches local authority liver disease profiles

Public Health England has today launched the local Liver Disease Profiles which reveal significant variation in mortality rates across the country. Liver disease is the only major cause of mortality and morbidity which is on …

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Alcohol responsible for 29 deaths a week in Wales

A new report by Public Health Wales, entitled Alcohol and Health in Wales 2014, has found that alcohol is responsible for around 29 deaths each week in Wales. Key findings of the report were: Alcohol …

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NHS alcohol-related admissions in England nears 10 million in 2012-13

A new map of alcohol harm published today by the charity Alcohol Concern shows that the total number of alcohol-related NHS admissions (including inpatient, outpatient and A&E visits) reached nearly 10 million in England during …

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