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Views sought from adults diagnosed in childhood with a liver condition

The Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) are currently running a survey as part of a year of evaluation and consultation. They are looking to put together plans to strengthen what they do and how they …

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New UK study of alcohol health workers published

A new study of alcohol health workers has found that while many hospitals now employ specialist staff to deal with alcohol problems among patients, the work is often precarious and underfunded. In its 2012 Alcohol …

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Approach to risk in liver and lung transplantation

NHS Blood and Transplant are asking people to help by completing a short survey. They are looking for feedback on how NHSBT can help patients and their families reach their decisions about risks associated with …

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How user friendly is the UK’s healthcare system

The European Liver Patient’s Association (ELPA) is asking all national patient organisations to invite contributions from patients and consumers to the 2014 EURO HEALTH CONSUMER INDEX. The organisation responsible for compiling the index, Health Consumer …

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APPHG group says alcoholic drinks should contain health warnings

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse has issued a statement saying labels should warn about the harmful effects of drinking and wants political parties to commit to 10 recommendations to minimise alcohol-related problems in …

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Launch of SIRT UK Network

The SIRT UK Network (SUN) is being launched today by the University of Oxford, in association with its partners, Sirtex Medical, the British Liver Trust, Beating Bowel Cancer and the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre. …

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Harmful drinkers would be affected 200 times more than low risk drinkers if a MUP introduced

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has issued the following press release regarding the call for Minimum Unit Price: A new study of liver patients by the University of Southampton shows that a Minimum Unit …

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Hepatitis C: Find the Facts online resource launched

Today marks the launch of  ‘Hepatitis C: Find the Facts’, an online platform developed to inform an estimated 1.8 million South Asians and Somalis throughout the UK1 about the risks of this serious, yet curable disease, by …

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Spotlight on Hepatitis C

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network is showcasing clinical research that could bring new hope to hepatitis C patients and their families. To mark World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the NIHR …

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Malaria drug could give hope to Liver Cancer patients

Early research results have found that an over-the-counter malarial drug could have benfits to patients in preventing liver cancer and shrinking established tumours. Scientists at University College London (UCL) have discovered that a commonly-used and …

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