AHA Bulletin – September 2019

September 2019 Think tank calls for reform to ‘irrational’ duty system A new report from the Social Market Foundation think tank, funded by the Institute of Alcohol Studies, has called for wide-ranging reform to the alcohol duty system. The report, … Read More

AHA Blog

Prevention and Alcohol-Harm The long-awaited Green Paper on Prevention was published, without fanfare, in the last days of Theresa May’s Government. The Paper’s discussion on alcohol veers towards non-existent: the most significant contribution was to make alcohol free beers easier … Read More

CMO guidelines will finally appear on bottles

31 July 2019: AHA member Katherine Severi, Chief Executive of the Institute of Alcohol Studies, commented on the announcement by the Portman Group that its members will display the Chief Medical Officers’ low-risk drinking guidelines of 14 units a week … Read More

Prevention Green Paper: AHA statement

23 July 2019: Responding to the publication of the Government’s Prevention Green Paper, Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK, said: “It’s strange that the Prevention Green Paper is so inconsistent: the Government wants the UK to … Read More

One in ten patients in NHS hospitals is alcohol dependent

4 July 2019: Responding to the National Addiction Centre’s paper on ‘The prevalence of wholly attributable alcohol conditions in the United Kingdom hospital system: a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression’ Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance … Read More

AHA Bulletin – July 2019

News AHA UK launches duty campaign We launched our 2019 duty campaign, calling for a 2% increase in alcohol duty to invest in public health and prevention services. Public health budgets have been cut and only 1 in 5 alcohol-dependent … Read More

AFA Reception

Finding a voice ‘We have a silence that surrounds us like a fortress and it takes courage to break it.’ Margaret, Expert from Experience Standing in the Jubilee Room at Westminster was anything but a silent experience. I was attending … Read More