DoH programme to tackle alcohol hotspots

Areas in England worst hit by alcohol misuse are to receive greater support as part of a £6m DoH programme.

The programme will establish regional alcohol managers to push forward alcohol treatment and advice at a local level and help to pull together local information on statistics, hospital admissions and medical conditions to help treatment commissioners.

The programme will also help to increase access to specialist treatment and push out simple advice on reducing alcohol levels.

Health minister Dawn Primarolo said:  ‘Starting with the most deprived areas in inequality hotspots, we are going to roll out a programme which will identify and help drinkers who are at risk. For every pound spent on alcohol intervention, five pounds are saved by the public purse, so this is money well spent.’

sanjay.tanday@haymarket.com

Comment below and tell us what you think

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Woman holding face in pain

Should GPs treat patients presenting with dental problems?

The MDU's Dr Kathryn Leask considers what GPs should do if a patient presents with...

Conservative Party leadership candidate and foreign secretary Liz Truss

Liz Truss vows to resolve GP pension tax crisis if she becomes prime minister

Liz Truss has affirmed her commitment to resolving the GP pensions crisis but has...

Baby receiving a vaccine in their thigh

JCVI advises changes to routine childhood and HPV immunisation schedules

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended a change...

GP consultation

General practice delivering 'up to double the appointments it is paid for'

General practice in England may be delivering as many as double the number of appointments...

Sign outside BMA House

GP suicide sparks calls for measures to protect doctors from spiralling workloads

The government and policymakers must do more to safeguard doctors and NHS staff from...

Talking General Practice logo

Podcast: Living with long COVID

In August we’re bringing you some of the best interviews from series one of the podcast....