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Scottish Parliament debates support for people with alcohol problems in the LGBTQ+ community of Scotland

11th May 2022

MSPs met on the 11th May for a Members’ Business Debate on recommendations made by SHAAP and Glasgow Caledonian University’s Substance Use Research Group

Report Launch: What are LGBTQ+ people’s experiences of alcohol services in Scotland? A qualitative study of service users and service providers.

23rd March 2022

People who identify as LGBTQ+ are more likely to have problems with alcohol and experience major barriers in accessing alcohol services; researchers call for action to reduce inequalities.

Report Launch: Alcohol management in Deep End practices

9th March 2022

Primary Care Alcohol Nurse Outreach Service model effective in supporting those with alcohol problems in Glasgow’s Deep End Practices; researchers call for service to be expanded across Scotland.

SHAAP Director gives evidence on alcohol harms

1st March 2022

SHAAP Director Elinor Jayne gave evidence to the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee on alcohol harms in Scotland. 

Alcohol Occasionals 2022 – Call for proposal submissions

21st December 2021

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) invite researchers to submit their research proposals for the 2022 Alcohol Occasionals series.

 

Comment from SHAAP on new University of Stirling research into Scottish Ambulance Service alcohol-related callouts

13th December 2021

Dr Alastair MacGilchrist, Chair of SHAAP, comments on new findings suggesting that alcohol policy measures could reduce drink-related ambulance callouts

 

SHAAP Director Elinor Jayne responds to ONS data on alcohol-specific death rates in the UK

7th December 2021

SHAAP Director Elinor Jayne responds to ONS data on alcohol-specific death rates in the UK.

SHAAP and Alcohol Focus Scotland call for MUP Review

19th November 2021

Widespread support for calls to increase minimum unit price for alcohol to 65p

  • 28 organisations sign up to support Alcohol Focus Scotland and Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems’ calls to increase the minimum unit price

  • Pressure put on Scottish Government during Alcohol Awareness Week       

  • Policy could double lives saved if increased

SHAAP and Scottish Women’s Football announce renewed partnership during Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm

18th November 2021

SHAAP and Scottish Women’s Football announce renewed partnership during Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm

SHAAP Director Elinor Jayne responds to the Autumn Budget 2021

27th October 2021

SHAAP Director Elinor Jayne responds to the Alcohol Duty changes announced by the Chancellor in the Autumn Budget 2021. 

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