The consultancy coordinated the response of the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) and four other key stakeholder organisations responding to the public health white paper, Healthy Lives, Healthy People: the Government strategy for public health in England, in the Spring.
BASL and the other organisations representing liver disease clinicians and patients are calling on the Government to take urgent and decisive action to stem the rising tide of liver disease caused by alcohol, obesity and blood-borne hepatitis to save the NHS an estimated £1 billion by 2015.
BASL, the British Liver Trust (BLT), the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), the Hepatitis C Trust and Alcohol Concern published a joint response, coordinated by GBCPR, who also prepared the accompanying press materials.
The organisations including BASL have now found an ear within the Department of Health and are working to influence Government thinking on its alcohol and liver strategy.
They are calling particularly for a slow down on planned changes to delivery of liver services, which will impact on patient care.
Since 2007, when GBCPR took on the secretariat management for the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL), the consultancy has been awarded the additional roles of membership administration, accounts management and public affairs.
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