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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

PHE release 'alcohol stocktake self assessment tool'

Public Health England have released an Alcohol stocktake self-assessment tool [doc]. It allows local areas to take a systematic review of their strategy for addressing alcohol-related harm in the adult population. See here for a slides overview [ppt] of the tool. Tool
The resource allows local areas to check activity against 7 key domains:
  1. Needs assessment and Data
  2. Finance
  3. Pathways
  4. Population Level Actions
  5. Targeted Interventions
  6. Hospital-based Alcohol Services
  7. Specialist treatment
The tool aims to address the integration of activity by all local partners across all levels of prevention and covers interventions that are thought to be most effective. It is in line with NICE guidance, which previously produced detailed benchmarking tools. NICE also recently released Public Health Guidance for local authorities.  > > > >  Read More