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New Women, Gender and Alcohol reports and launches

21st March 2018

RCPE issued this press release, on behalf of SHAAP, the Institute of Alcohol Studies and Glasgow Caledonian University,  drawing attention to these new resources and tonight's event in the Scottish Parliament.

'Gender & Alcohol: Tackling Stereotypes' - 21 March 2018

20th February 2018

SHAAP and IAS are pleased to invite you to this evening event at the Scottish Parliament, kindly hosted by Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP. Speakers include Dr Carol Emslie and Vic Troy of GCU, Dr Niamh Fitzgerald of Stirling University and Katherine Brown, CEO of IAS. Attendance by prior registration only - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Article on MUP by SHAAP Chair in latest CPME Newsletter

14th February 2018

Read Dr Peter Rice's article on MUP in Scotland in the January issue of the Newsletter (pp. 13-14) published by CPME, the Standing Committee of European Doctors,

SHAAP response to WHO general programme of work

28th November 2017

Read SHAAP's response to WHO's draft 13th General Programme of Work here

SHAAP celebrates successful Supreme Court MUP decision

15th November 2017

SHAAP has issued a press release, welcoming the final UK ruling by the Supreme Court in London that MUP  can now go ahead. The policy is expected to be enacted in Spring 2018. SHAAP first called for MUP in 2007 and the legislation was passed unopposed in the Scottish Parliament in 2012.

8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (8EAPC), 20-21 Nov 2018

26th September 2017

SHAAP and Eurocare are delighted to announce the 8th European Alcohol Policy Conference (8EAPC), which will be hosted at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland, on 20th and 21st November 2018.  To learn more, visit the website, tweet  #8eapc

Alcohol 'Occasionals' series 2017-18: Register now for new programme

15th August 2017

For the full programme of dates, topics and speakers, and to register for individual sessions, see our Events page.

 

SHAAP awaits MUP Supreme Court decision - Press release

26th July 2017

SHAAP has issued the following press release in relation to the Supreme Court's consideration of Scotland's MUP policy. We hope and expect that the policy will be judged legal and implemented ASAP.

‘Mortality among a cohort of heavy drinkers in Edinburgh & Glasgow’: New report

20th July 2017

News Release issued today on behalf of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and Edinburgh Napier University.

A new report carried out by Edinburgh Napier University for SHAAP into early mortality of heavy drinkers in Scotland  is launched today. The study shows the extent of early death within a group of 600 patients, with over 100 of them dying around 25 years earlier than the normal life expectancy in Scotland; and notes the significant consumption of cheap alcohol, particularly vodka and white cider in this group. This report is particularly relevant, in view of the Scotch Whisky Association's renewed challenge on minimum unit pricing at the UK Supreme Court next week.

Public Launch of two Alcohol Brief Interventions reports

22nd June 2017

News Release issued today on behalf of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Institute for Social Marketing - University of Stirling, University of Newcastle and University of Edinburgh

Two new reports (see links) to be launched at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh today highlight the important role that GPs have in raising the issue of alcohol use in GP consultations. The reports, ‘Practice and attitudes of General Practitioners in the delivery of Alcohol Brief Interventions in Scotland’ and ‘Financial incentives for Alcohol Brief Interventions in Primary Care in Scotland’ discuss challenges relating to the central role that GPs can play in raising the sensitive issue of alcohol use with patients to prevent and reduce harms, and the role that incentives such as financial payments and sufficient support for training for primary care staff can play in ensuring effective interventions.

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