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Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 21262, tabled on 26 February 2020

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.

Answered on

6 March 2020

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.