Iain Armstrong is an alcohol policy specialist with a particular interest in workforce and service development. Originally as a specialist in Health & Social Care workforce development, Iain’s involvement with the alcohol field started in 1995 when he joined Alcohol Concern, where he spent nine years, latterly as head of Training and Organisational Development, setting up the organisation’s Consultancy wing.
For 5 years Iain was a policy advisor in the Department of Health’s national alcohol team, leading on the 2007 National Alcohol Strategy and on the subsequent development of the Regional Alcohol Teams and the Alcohol Learning Centre as part of the Department’s Alcohol Improvement Programme.
In 2010 Iain left DH to set up a new and successful social enterprise, Improving Health & Wellbeing UK, before joining the National Treatment Agency in 2012 to help shape the organisation’s developing remit for alcohol as became part of Public Health England. His current remit includes supporting PHE alcohol and drugs teams across the East and West Midlands, East of England and the South East and a national project to improve alcohol service provision in hospitals.
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