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Alcohol Misuse

The transfer of public health responsibilities from the NHS to local government and Public Health England (PHE) represents a unique opportunity to set out a local approach to tackling alcohol misuse. We are calling on Government to help people live healthier lives and tackle the harm caused by excessive drinking and alcohol dependence by:

  • reinvesting a fifth of existing alcohol duty in preventative measures
  • giving councils the power to take public health issues into account when making licensing decisions
  • supporting licensing and trading standards departments to better tackle the black market in alcohol.

You can download the resource by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1DWRjca

This map shows the number of people drinking at unsafe levels, the number of alcohol-related hospital admissions, alcohol-related healthcare costs and alcohol-related deaths in England.

Data can be viewed either by local authority or Clinical Commissioning Group area.

The map also contains data on five alcohol-attributable conditions, including the percentage of inpatient admissions for the selected conditions attributable to alcohol as well as their associated costs.

The full resource can be viewed by clicking here: http://bit.ly/UCTUa3  . Bolton level data can be found by using the drop down menus

This Needs Assessment is not yet ready. Please refer to the 2011/12 until it is available. You can view this by clicking here

 

This survey is the latest in a series designed to monitor smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils aged 11 to 15. Information was obtained from 6,519 pupils in 219 schools throughout England in the autumn term of 2011.

http://www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/sdd11fullreport

This is the Alcohol JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Child and Maternal Health section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines

  • Bolton has a lower rate of child alcohol specific hospital admissions than the North West, but both the local and regional rate are much higher than is average for England;
  • The trend shows a recent reduction in child alcohol admissions;
  • Children from the most deprived fifth of Bolton's population are the most likely to attend A&E for a possible alcohol related issue;
  • A greater than average proportion of Bolton's children regularly use alcohol, and from national level data this age group tend to consume most over Friday and Saturday and typically drink beer/lager/cider, alcopops and spirits.

This is the Drinking Behaviour JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Behaviour and Access to Services section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.

Headlines
 
  • Bolton and the North West tend to exhibit drinking behaviour at a higher risk than is average for England, with Bolton in particular being higher than England for 'increasing risk';
  • In Bolton, the least deprived group have the highest proportion of people who drink over the weekly limit, but there is little difference across gradients for those drinking severely over the limit;
  • In Bolton the White British group are far more liklely to drink over the limit;
  • Bolton is around average for its statistical peers for lower risk and higher risk drinking, but is higher than most for increasing risk.

This is Alcohol-related admissions JSNA Indicator Sheets from the Behaviour and Access to Services section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton. 

Headlines

  • Bolton's rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions is lower than is average for the North West, but remains higher than England;
  • Over time the rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions has been increasing nationally, regionally, and locally;
  • Bolton has a lower hospital admissions rate for alcohol-related conditions than is average for its statistical peers;
  • Locally, the more deprived areas around the town centre and towards the East of the borough have the highest rates of alcohol specific hospital admissions.

This guidance is for government, industry and commerce, the NHS and all those whose actions affect the population’s attitude to – and use of – alcohol. This includes commissioners, managers and practitioners working in:

  • local authorities
  • education
  • the wider public, private, voluntary and community sectors.

It may also be of interest to members of the public.

This is one of three pieces of NICE guidance addressing alcohol-related problems among people aged 10 years and older. (See also: Alcohol-use disorders in adults and young people: clinical management; and Alcohol dependence and harmful use: diagnosis and management in young people and adults.)

Alcohol-related harm is a major health problem. The guidance identifies how government policies on alcohol pricing, its availability and how it is marketed could be used to combat such harm (see recommendation 1 to 3). Changes in policy in these areas is likely to be more effective in reducing alcohol-related harm among the population as a whole than actions undertaken by local health professionals.

The recommendations for practice (recommendations 4 to 12) support, complement – and are reinforced by – these policy options. They cover:

  • Licensing.
  • Resources for identifying and helping people with alcohol-related problems.
  • Children and young people aged 10 to 15 years – assessing their ability to consent, judging their alcohol use, discussion and referral to specialist services.
  • Young people aged 16 and 17 years – identification, offering motivational support or referral to specialist services.
  • Adults – screening, brief advice, motivational support or referral.

Follow the link for full details:http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH24

Profile that sets out the investment in drug treatment in Bolton and the benefit this brings as well as providing key performance indicators regarding the drug and alcohol treatment system with national comparators.

This reports explains the relationship between alcohol consumption and teenage sexual risk in England using small geographical level datasets to identify hotspots of overlapping risk behaviour in young people.

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