Drugs and alcohol

The Department of Health is responsible for Government health policy on the harmful use of drugs and alcohol.

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Your chance to contribute to an independent review of the Drinkaware Trust

Individuals and organisations are invited to contribute documents towards a review of the activities and effectiveness of the Drinkaware Trust. An independent review panel, established at the request of Drinkaware … Read more → – Your chance to contribute to an independent review of the Drinkaware Trust

Chief Medical Officer publishes her first annual report

This first of 2 volumes of the Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies’s annual report provides a comprehensive picture of England’s health. It brings together a number of data … Read more → – Chief Medical Officer publishes her first annual report

Change4Life launches smartphone drinks tracker app

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A new smartphone app and enhanced online drinks checker are now available to help people see the impact alcohol can have on their health, waist and wallet. The new tools … Read more → – Change4Life launches smartphone drinks tracker app

Drug systems change pilot programme evaluation report published

The independent final evaluation report on the Drug Systems Change pilot programme has been published. The programme, funded jointly by the Department of Health and the Home Office, ran from … Read more → – Drug systems change pilot programme evaluation report published

Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee inquiry on the Government’s Alcohol Strategy

The Government has published its response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee inquiry on the Government’s Alcohol Strategy. This report provides further details on the Government’s response to … Read more → – Government response to the House of Commons Health Select Committee inquiry on the Government’s Alcohol Strategy

Responsibility Deal partners publish first annual updates

The first annual updates from Public Health Responsibility Deal partners, who signed up at the launch of the Deal in March last year, have been published. These updates provide the first … Read more → – Responsibility Deal partners publish first annual updates

‘Get involved’ says Responsibility Deal network chair to all in alcohol industry

Henry Ashworth, Chair of the Public Health Responsibility Deal alcohol network, is urging more businesses to sign up to the Responsibility Deal alcohol pledges. Henry says in his first blog: … Read more → – ‘Get involved’ says Responsibility Deal network chair to all in alcohol industry