Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th March 2020.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the number of people being admitted into hospital as a result of consumption of alcohol.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government has an existing programme of work at both national and local levels to reduce the health harms from alcohol and to help reduce the number of people being admitted to hospital. Our overall aim is to see joined up services ensuring people can be directed to the appropriate service wherever and whenever they look for help. As part of our NHS Long Term Plan, alcohol care teams will be introduced in hospitals with the highest number of alcohol-related admissions and we expect this to prevent 50,000 admissions from alcohol related harm over five years.

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