Alcohol 'Occasionals' series 2017-18: Register now for new programme

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SHAAP awaits MUP Supreme Court decision - Press release

SHAAP has issued the following press release in relation to the Supreme Court's consideration of Scotland's MUP policy. We hope and expect that the policy will be judged legal and implemented ASAP.

‘Mortality among a cohort of heavy drinkers in Edinburgh & Glasgow’: New report

News Release issued today on behalf of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and Edinburgh Napier University.

A new report carried out by Edinburgh Napier University for SHAAP into early mortality of heavy drinkers in Scotland  is launched today. The study shows the extent of early death within a group of 600 patients, with over 100 of them dying around 25 years earlier than the normal life expectancy in Scotland; and notes the significant consumption of cheap alcohol, particularly vodka and white cider in this group. This report is particularly relevant, in view of the Scotch Whisky Association's renewed challenge on minimum unit pricing at the UK Supreme Court next week.

Public Launch of two Alcohol Brief Interventions reports

News Release issued today on behalf of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Institute for Social Marketing - University of Stirling, University of Newcastle and University of Edinburgh

Two new reports (see links) to be launched at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh today highlight the important role that GPs have in raising the issue of alcohol use in GP consultations. The reports, ‘Practice and attitudes of General Practitioners in the delivery of Alcohol Brief Interventions in Scotland’ and ‘Financial incentives for Alcohol Brief Interventions in Primary Care in Scotland’ discuss challenges relating to the central role that GPs can play in raising the sensitive issue of alcohol use with patients to prevent and reduce harms, and the role that incentives such as financial payments and sufficient support for training for primary care staff can play in ensuring effective interventions.

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