Since the Alcohol Conference in July 2013 and the Conference Report which was published in September 2013, the full Alcohol Strategy was presented to key partner representatives on Friday 25th October.
At the Alcohol Strategy and Action Plan launch Commissioner Tipping invited partners for their comments on his suggested actions and to work with him to develop a delivery plan and governance arrangements. He was delighted at the positive response and welcomed key strategic leads to a meeting held in January 2014 where amendments, a delivery plan and governance arrangements were discussed.
The Action Plan has now been updated to include the amendments to the actions which have been suggested and approved. Partners are developing a delivery plan, with agreed activities and priorities which will allow us to work together to allow the huge benefits promised by this plan to be realised.
Please click HERE to download a copy of the refreshed Alcohol Strategy.
Alcohol Conference - 1st July 2013
Causes of alcohol misuse examined as part of a drive to reduce drink-fuelled crime
Leading figures from the criminal justice sector and health took part in a high- profile conference (1st July) aimed at examining the causes of alcohol misuse to identify more effective solutions.
Representatives from policing, the NHS, the voluntary sector and retailing came together at Nottingham’s Racecourse to discuss the impact of excessive alcohol on crime and health and the burden it places on taxpayers.
The conference, which was attended by more than 120 guests, featured presentations from prominent national figures such as John Carnochan from the Violence Reduction Unit in Glasgow and Iain Armstrong, Alcohol Treatment and Recovery from Public Health England.
Delegates heard a broad range of perspectives and discussed possible intervention ideas piloted elsewhere in the country which could be implemented locally to reduce alcohol-related crime and ease pressure on NHS staff. Commissioner Tipping will now use the material to build his Alcohol Strategy and plans to host a number of further meetings involving criminal justice partners to establish a definitive course of action.
Some of the presentations given at the conference can be seen below:-
Iain Armstrong, Public Health England
For more about Ian Armstrong and a look at his presentation please click on the picture above.
Dr Chris Kenny, Director of Public Health
For more about Dr Chris Kenny and a look at his presentation please click on the picture above.