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Reducing harm from alcohol consumption: developing a long-term strategy

Reducing harm from alcohol consumption: developing a long-term strategy

31st January 2017
09.00-10.30

The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group is pleased to invite you to our seminar at Portcullis House for Parliamentarians and other senior stakeholders in health, to discuss the development of a strategy to reduce harm from alcohol consumption.

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, last month warned that the NHS is being transformed into a “national hangover service” as heavy drinkers are placing an increasing strain on the health service. In addition, a recent report from Public Health England stated that among those aged 15 to 49 in England, alcohol is now the leading risk factor for ill-health, early mortality and disability and the fifth leading risk factor for ill health across all age groups. The harmful effects of heavy alcohol consumption go well beyond the implications for public health, presenting serious economic and social challenges: current estimates of the annual cost of alcohol consumption range from 1.3% and 2.7% of annual GDP while 53% of violent incidents involving adults were alcohol-related.

Chair: Baroness Walmsley

Speakers:

  • Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Chair of Liverpool Health Partners and Chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance
  • Professor John Marsden, Senior Academic Advisor for the Alcohol Drug and Tobacco Division, Public Health England
  • Clive Henn, Senior Alcohol Advisor, Public Health England

  • Yvonne Kelly, Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology, University College London 
  • Dr Zulfiquar Mirza, Emergency Medicine Consultant, West Middlesex University Hospital

 

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Presentation slides from Yvonne Kelly, Professor of Lifecourse Epidemiology at University College London

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Clive Henn, Senior Alcohol Advisor, Public Health England and Professor John Marsden, Senior Academic Advisor in the Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco Division, Public Health England File phe_slides.pptx