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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address Britain’s drinking culture, which Public Health England recently identified as causing a rise in liver disease deaths. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2266 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government’s Alcohol Strategy, set out ambitions whereby ‘we will radically reshape the approach to alcohol and reduce the number of people drinking to excess’. The ambitions include:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- a change in behaviour so that people think it is not acceptable to drink in ways that could cause harm to themselves and others;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the amount of alcohol-fuelled violent crime;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the number of adults drinking above the National Health Service guidelines;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the number of people ‘binge drinking’;</p><p> </p><p>- a reduction in the number of alcohol-related deaths; and</p><p> </p><p>- a sustained reduction in both the numbers of 11-15 year olds drinking alcohol and the amounts consumed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In November 2012, the Home Office launched a consultation on five key areas with the aim of reducing alcohol-fuelled crime, anti-social behaviour and alcohol-related health harm.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government response, published in July 2013, provided an analysis of the responses and set out the next steps that the Government will take:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- targeted national action, ending sales of the cheapest alcohol by introducing a ban on selling alcohol below the price of duty and VAT, and strengthening the ban on irresponsible promotions in pubs and clubs;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- a challenge to industry to increase its efforts, building on what has already been achieved through the Public Health Responsibility Deal. This includes tackling high strength products; promoting alcohol responsibly in shops; improving education around drinking; and supporting targeted local action; and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- support local action on alcohol-related harm, identifying a number of high harm local alcohol action areas and take action with them to strengthen local partnerships; improve enforcement; and share good practice based on what works locally. The Minister for Crime Prevention announced the twenty successful areas on 13 February 2014.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T12:35:46.3988105Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T12:35:46.3988105Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
100551
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking in respect of Britain's drinking culture in order to reduce liver disease deaths. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL2288 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
star this property answer text <p>The Government is taking a number of steps to tackle alcohol problems and reduce alcohol-related liver disease. These are being led by Public Health England (PHE), working with partners across government and local authorities. Through the Responsibility Deal the Government is also working with industry partners to tackle alcohol problems.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On 23 October 2014, PHE published its priorities for protecting and improving the nation’s health and one of the seven issues they will be focusing on is preventing and reducing the harmful effects of alcohol. This priority includes two actions relating to liver disease:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- producing a framework on liver disease outlining public health actions to tackle liver disease, including alcohol; and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- launching liver disease profiles to support local authority health and wellbeing boards to understand liver disease and its risk factors in their area and, in turn, design effective local population level interventions.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Other key actions from PHE on alcohol and liver disease include:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- developing the evidence base for what works in preventing alcoholic liver disease and increasing awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol and the impact of interventions, to support policy development nationally and locally;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- supporting and promoting effective use of licensing legislation and local powers to create a safer drinking environment that encourages people who drink to do so at a lower risk levels. Part of this is improving the effectiveness of the powers directors of public health have on alcohol licencing;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- encouraging and supporting people who drink to do so within the lower risk levels;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- reducing the harmful impact of alcohol on individuals who already experience harm. PHE will be supporting a widespread roll-out of interventions and brief advice; and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- supporting improvements in treatment provision in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance. Locally, PHE is supporting the development of effective alcohol specialist services in secondary care and accessible, evidence-based specialist treatment for dependent drinkers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-04T15:43:53.9706419Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-04T15:43:53.9706419Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
420497
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Institute of Economic Affairs' report <i>Alcohol and the public purse: Do drinkers pay their way? </i>and the Institute of Alcohol Studies' response to this report. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL2472 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
star this property answer text <p>We estimate the total cost of alcohol to society to be approximately £21 billion a year, including alcohol-related crime and health harms and the cost to the economy of lost productivity. The IEA report takes a very narrow view of the cost of alcohol harms, basing this only on the actual costs to government set against the revenue it receives in taxation. This fails to take account the wider costs to society, including the cost of treating alcohol abuse and supporting the victims of alcohol-related violent crime.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-10-22T15:14:06.877Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T15:14:06.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
420498
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of alcohol misuse on the NHS and other public services. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL2473 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Local communities, services and businesses are best placed to tackle alcohol-related issues in their area and enforce the behaviour and develop the cultures that they want.</p><br /><p>As part of the health and care reforms, local government has been given the responsibility, backed by ring-fenced budgets, to improve people’s health – this includes responsibility for tackling problem drinking.</p><br /><p>We have given local authorities more than £8 billion in funding over three years so they can put the right services in place to help their communities to improve people’s health – this includes responsibility for tackling problem drinking. An example of where this has been done is by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, who produced a report which details the impact of alcohol misuse on their region’s paramedics.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-10-22T11:57:01.9Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T11:57:01.9Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the report <i>Four Nations – How Evidence-based are Alcohol Policies and Programmes Across the UK?</i> published in November by the Alliance for Useful Evidence<i>, </i>and if so, what lessons they have drawn for their own plans to reduce alcohol-related harm. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL3637 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
star this property answer text <p>We have noted the report. It misrepresents the Government’s position on minimum unit pricing and health as a licensing objective. Minimum unit pricing will remain under review whilst we monitor carefully the legal developments and the implementation of this policy in Scotland. We have consulted on health as a licensing objective and will continue to look at its feasibility.</p><p>Our assessment of alcohol-related harm is that it costs society over £21 billion per year. To address this we will build on the 2012 Alcohol Strategy to tackle alcohol as a driver of crime and support people to stay healthy, while working with partners at a local and national level to reduce the impact of alcohol misuse.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2015-11-25T12:33:01.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-25T12:33:01.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-09more like thismore than 2016-03-09
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK Chief Medical Officers' alcohol guidelines review, what steps they are taking to educate young people about the dangers of drinking. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL6847 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England’s Rise Above social marketing programme aims to reduce the uptake of risky behaviours, including alcohol consumption, by young people aged 11-16. It teaches them the skills required to make better decisions in ‘risky’ situations to delay and prevent them from engaging in exploratory behaviours.</p><p>Talk to FRANK is a web-based information service that explains the effects and risks of excessive alcohol consumption. It also provides a help service via phone, text, live chat and email for people who are concerned about their own or others’ alcohol consumption. Talk to FRANK is an independent Government funded programme.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government also commissions the Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service to enable schools to understand and implement evidence-based approaches to preventing harmful alcohol use by children and young people.<strong> </strong></p><p>In the new science curriculum, there are opportunities for young people to be taught about the dangers of drinking: for example, at key stage 2, pupils should be taught to “recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function”, or in biology at key stage 3, where pupils will learn about “the effects of recreational drugs (including substance misuse) on behaviour, health and life processes”.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-03-23T16:27:33.81Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-23T16:27:33.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-09more like thismore than 2016-03-09
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to educate the 2.5 million people who consume more than the new weekly recommended limit for alcohol in a single day, in the light of the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. more like this
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Lord Chadlington more like this
star this property uin HL6849 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England's 'One You' adult health campaign (launched this month) aims to help adults understand their alcohol consumption and take appropriate action. It also focuses on quitting smoking, healthier diets and exercise. The campaign provides information online, including tailored advice and, for example, a Drinks Tracker app.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T12:24:39.583Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T12:24:39.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chadlington more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-03-09more like thismore than 2016-03-09
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the health impact, in terms of hospitalisations and deaths, of ending the alcohol duty escalator. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL6850 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-23more like thismore than 2016-03-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government published its assessment of the impacts of changes to alcohol duties in the Tax Information and Impact Notes alongside the Budget document in 2013 and 2014. This information is available on the gov.uk website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2016-03-23T17:37:23.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-23T17:37:23.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of why the estimated number of English hospital admissions relating to alcohol consumption has doubled between 2004/05, when the Licensing Act 2003 entered into force, and 2014/15. more like this
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
star this property uin HL2375 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answer text <p>We have made no such assessment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-10-31T13:27:46.5Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-31T13:27:46.5Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-17more like thismore than 2016-10-17
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what new action they propose to take to halt and reverse the upward trend in the number of English hospital admissions relating to alcohol consumption, and who will be responsible and accountable for the implementation of such actions. more like this
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this
star this property uin HL2376 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-31more like thismore than 2016-10-31
star this property answer text <p>The new <em>UK Chief Medical Officers’ Low Risk Drinking Guidelines</em> provide the public with the most up to date scientific information to help people make informed decisions about their own drinking. A copy of the guidelines is attached.</p><p> </p><p>The Department and Public Health England (PHE) will be reviewing the advice on higher risk drinking, in light of the new guidelines, at a United Kingdom level through a consensus process in partnership with the Devolved Administrations.</p><p> </p><p>PHE is using its <em>One You </em>campaign to motivate people to take steps to improve their health through tackling the main risk factors such as smoking, inactivity, obesity, and alcohol. <em>One You </em>provides a Drinks Tracker app to help drinkers identify risky behaviour and lower their alcohol consumption.</p><p> </p><p>Local government has been given the responsibility to improve people’s health. This includes responsibility for tackling problem drinking and commissioning appropriate prevention and treatment services for their local population’s needs. Over the next five years, we will invest more than £16 billion in local government public health services.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England’s <em>NHS Five Year Forward View</em> commits the National Health Service to support national action on alcohol. The National Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payments framework was set up in 2009-10 to encourage services providers to continually improve the quality of care provided to patients and to achieve transparency. To help deliver their commitment to reduce harmful alcohol consumption NHS England has published a CQUIN to incentivise interventions to reduce risky behaviours, and prevent ill health through alcohol and tobacco consumption. This has a number of components, including alcohol screening, brief advice and referral to specialist services.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2016-10-31T14:48:44.38Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-31T14:48:44.38Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name HL2376 - UK CMOs Low Risk Drinking Guidelines.pdf more like this
star this property title CMO Low Risk Drinking Guidelines more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe more like this