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
Clive Henn, Senior Alcohol Advisor, Public Health England