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Posted on 21st Jun 2018
The latest data on alcohol has been published by The Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy (MESAS). The report includes key indicators on alcohol for Scotland, including sales data, price and affordability, self-reported consumption, and harm. The full report and additional files are available here. 
Posted on 23rd Jun 2017
Two new reports emphasise important role of primary care in reducing alcohol-related harms in Scotland.  The reports were launched at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 22 June 2017 and the research was carried out by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the Institute for Social Marketing, University of Stirling and the University of Newcastle. They highlight the...
Posted on 15th Nov 2015
A recent report funded by the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR) and published in  the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health argues that  stricter local alcohol licensing is linked to fewer hospital admissions. The researchers assessed the alcohol licensing policies and responses to alcohol licensing applications made to 326 local authorities (councils) between 2007-8 and 2011-12 and generated...