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Multi-agency care for people with alcohol-related long-term conditions
In Nottinghamshire, a dedicated team cares for people with alcohol-related chronic ill health. This initiative won the award for Managing Long-term Conditions in the 2016 Nursing Times Awards
WHO alcohol brief intervention training manual for primary care
Alcohol contributes significantly to the disease and mortality burden in the WHO European Region, and primary health care systems play an important role in reducing the impact of harmful alcohol use. Screening and brief ...
Dying for a drink: Alcohol across the lifespan
We are a nation with an alcohol-induced dichotomy: we have a love affair with alcohol but are increasingly aware of its dangers. The pub has been a cornerstone of our society, providing a source of relationships and artistic ...
Alcohol and the NHS Health Check programme: Could we be left with a hangover?
Alcohol misuse costs the NHS in the order of £2.7 billion per year; the total annual cost to the UK economy has been calculated at up to £25.1 billion. This article will examine if the Department of Health?s NHS Health ...
It's just the tonic
An alcohol-free month offers the opportunity to think about your lifestyle and wellbeing, says Mark Holmes. Imagine what the UK would look like if we all took a month off from drinking alcohol? I am sure staff in busy ...
Role model: Strengthening emotional care
Award-winning nurse Mark Holmes created a new community role to offer service users a supportive alcohol liaison service
Health checks: Could we be left with a hangover?
Alcohol misuse costs £2.7 billion a year to the NHS. Mark Holmes and Jamie Waterall ask whether the NHS Health Check programme has missed a chance to help reduce the health risks of alcohol misuse