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A new national alcohol strategy: Birmingham symposium 27th April

May 17, 2012

A symposium to explore the new national alcohol strategy and its implications for achieving effective local alcohol harm reduction

17th May 2012, 12:30-16:30, Birmingham

Event outline

The long awaited new national alcohol strategy was recently released, following previous national strategies in 2007 and 2004. Whilst media attention has focused on the hotly political issue of minimum pricing, local alcohol leads and the partnerships they form are integral to making national alcohol harm reduction happen.

The event will explore the new strategy with a particular focus on its implications for local alcohol strategy. It will cover:

·       The new national alcohol strategy - brief overview and debate

·       Implications for local alcohol harm reduction? The evidence base has not significantly changed so will the new strategy and wider changes significantly change local harm reduction approaches?

·       Key issues through workshops hosted by Alcohol Research UK, Haringey Advisory Group for Alcohol (HAGA) and Alcohol Concern to explore: research into practice: is it happening?; do higher risk drinkers need treatment? and, Licensing reform: rebalancing the Night Time Economy?

Who should attend?

The symposium is aimed at commissioners, alcohol leads, practitioners and researchers with an interest in alcohol harm reduction. Attendance is free and lunch will be provided. The day will include group discussions and an afternoon workshop session. An agenda will be available in advance.


To book, please email stating your role, details and any dietary requirements. Places are limited - however the Academy may be planning similar events for 2012 across England. For further information please call 020 8296 0134.