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14th Nov 2022

Briefing on report about alcohol sponsorship in sports

Briefing on report about alcohol sponsorship in sports

A briefing paper on a SHAAP report by the University of Stirling about alcohol sponsorship in sport. 

11th Nov 2022

Briefing on Calling Time

Briefing on Calling Time

A briefing about our Calling Time campaign to ban alcohol sponsorship in sports. 

1st Nov 2022

Briefing on alcohol duty and alcohol harm

Briefing on alcohol duty and alcohol harm

A briefing paper on alcohol duty and alcohol harm. Adapted from the Alcohol Health Alliance briefing.

17th Aug 2022

Briefing on MUP and drug use

Briefing on MUP and drug use

A briefing paper on Minimum Unit Pricing and Drug Use by Alcohol Focus Scotland, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Scottish Recovery Consortium and Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs.

29th Jun 2022

Briefing on Minimum Unit Pricing

Briefing on Minimum Unit Pricing

A briefing paper: 'Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol in Scotland' to look at the impact of MUP ahead of its review. 

24th Jan 2022

NCD Progress Report on Health Harming Product Action

NCD Progress Report on Health Harming Product Action

A briefing paper: 'Non-Communicable Diseases: Progress Report on Health Harming Product Action' to look at the performance over the past 6 months. 

13th Dec 2021

Briefing for the Ministerial Statement: 'Actions to increase access, choice and support through drugs services in Scotland'

Briefing for the Ministerial Statement: 'Actions to increase access, choice and support through drugs services in Scotland'

A briefing paper from SHAAP for the Ministerial Statement: 'Actions to increase access, choice and support through drugs services in Scotland' (Tuesday 14th December 2021).

25th Oct 2021

Briefing for the 'Person-Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Misuse' debate

Briefing for the 'Person-Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Misuse' debate

A briefing paper from SHAAP for the Scottish Government debate: ‘Person-Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Misuse’ (Tuesday 26th October 2021).

14th Sep 2021

Briefing for 'A Caring Nation - Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland' debate

Briefing for 'A Caring Nation - Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland' debate

A briefing paper from SHAAP for the Scottish Government debate: ‘A Caring Nation – Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland’ (Tuesday 14th September 2021).

 
30th Nov 2020

SHAAP 2021 manifesto: Executive Summary

SHAAP 2021 manifesto: Executive Summary

The executive summary of SHAAP's 2021 manifesto.

18th Nov 2020

SHAAP Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament Election

SHAAP Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament Election

Read SHAAP's manifesto for the upcoming 2021 Scottish Parliament election.

19th Oct 2020

SHAAP briefing for the Scottish Government debate on the Internal Market (August 2020)

SHAAP briefing for the Scottish Government debate on the Internal Market (August 2020)

Read SHAAP's briefing for the Scottish Government debate on the proposed UK Internal Market, 18 August 2020.

9th Jun 2020

SHAAP briefing for the Scottish Government debates on COVID-19 (June 2020)

SHAAP briefing for the Scottish Government debates on COVID-19 (June 2020)

Read SHAAP's briefing for the Scottish Government debates on COVID-19, June 2 and June 9 2020.

15th Dec 2018

Research and Policy Briefing No. 15 - December 2018

Research and Policy Briefing No. 15 - December 2018

Our 15th Research and Policy Briefing covers the publication of the Scottish Government's new Alcohol Prevention Framework and treatment strategy. We also look at the findings of our new report on causes of alcohol mortality in Scotland: Dying for a Drink, and provide an update on minimum unit pricing (MUP).

15th May 2018

Research and Policy Briefing No. 14 - The MUP Issue

Research and Policy Briefing No. 14 - The MUP Issue

This special research and policy briefing covers all things #MUP. Read about reactions to the UK Supreme Court's ruling on the legality of MUP, how the MUP campaign started, the evidence for MUP and what happens next.

13th Aug 2017

Research and Policy Briefing No. 13

Research and Policy Briefing No. 13

SHAAP's 13th research and policy briefing looks at new research on how the drinks industry circumvented an advertising ban at UEFA 2016, the Scottish Government's Alcohol policy refresh, the latest ONS data on drinking in England, our response to the UK Government cider tax consultation, and key ABI reports.

15th Apr 2017

Changing Scotland’s relationship with alcohol: Recommendations for further action - joint report by SHAAP, AFS, BMA and Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs

Changing Scotland’s relationship with alcohol: Recommendations for further action - joint report by SHAAP, AFS, BMA and Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs

This report is intended to inform the next phase of the Scottish Government’s alcohol strategy. It has been produced collaboratively by Alcohol Focus Scotland, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and the British Medical Association Scotland.

15th Feb 2017

Research and Policy Briefing No.12

Research and Policy Briefing No.12

SHAAP's 12th research and policy briefing looks at Alcohol Health Alliance's report revealing the low cost of alcohol, alcohol-related hospital admissions 2015/16 in Scotland, findings from SALSUS 2015 and British Social Attitudes Survey 2015 on alcohol, WHO Europe's report on prevention of alcohol harm in pregnancy, Alcohol’s Harm to Others in Wales, and an analysis of Diageo’s ‘Stop Out of Control Drinking’ Campaign in Ireland.

15th Sep 2016

Research and Policy Briefing No.11

Research and Policy Briefing No.11

SHAAP's 11th research and policy briefing looks at MESAS's 2015 report on alcohol consumption and price in Scotland 2015, Sheffield modelling research of MUP and taxation policies in Scotland, ABI delivery in 2015/16, EU AVMSD's follow-up study on the exposure of minors to alcohol advertising (TV/online), an MUP Briefing by Alcohol Concern Wales, research on and lack of awareness of alcohol consumption as a cause of cancer, LJMU research on poverty and alcohol misuse, an IAS report and PHE Briefing on drinking in young people, and an update of UK CMOs’ Low Risk Drinking Guidelines.

15th May 2016

Research and Policy Briefing No.10

Research and Policy Briefing No.10

SHAAP's 10th research and policy briefing looks at MESAS's "Final Annual Report" (March 2016), ONS stats on alcohol-related deaths in the UK (Scotland has the highest), new alcohol guidelines from CMOs, a PHE Briefing on Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice for LGB&T people, evaluation of the Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol, an IAS report on alcohol’s impact on the emergency services, and a report on how Scotland is leading the way in Alcohol Policy ("Four Nations: How evidence-based are alcohol policies and programmes across the UK?").