What is the aim?
Reduce the increase of alcohol related hospital admissions.
Who does this impact?
What is being measured?
The rate of alcohol related hospital admissions.
What is the background?
Nottingham has one of the worst rates of alcohol related hospital admissions in the country. Local data reveals that hospital admissions due to alcohol-related illnesses increased by 87% between 1999 and 2006. It is estimated that 37% of violence against the person offences and 70% of accident and emergency attendances (from midnight – 5am) are alcohol related.
This is a complex indicator that seeks to reflect the full impact of alcohol on health.
For more information, click here to download the Target Sheet.
What are we doing?
The headline actions are listed below. For more details click here to download the Delivery Plan (coming soon).
It is as yet unclear which interventions will have the most significant impact on this target, especially since most ‘alcohol related admissions’ are not directly linked to alcohol. Interventions to reduce chronic harms (including most admissions that are specifically due to alcohol) that are caused by prolonged excessive alcohol consumption will take several years to impact the target. Planned key actions include:
- Specialist treatment and pathways
- Identification and Brief Advice
- Universal alcohol education at each key stage of the curriculum
- Targeted interventions for vulnerable children both inside and outside of the school setting
- Improved pathways into young people’s specialist alcohol treatment, including from the QMC Emergency Department
- Improved transition between young people and adult alcohol treatment services
- A multi-agency response to tackle street drinking in recurring hotspots
- A multi-pronged approach to address youth drinking in public places
- Action against problem premises that sell alcohol irresponsibly
- Prevention campaigns utilising social marketing principles to reduce the prevalence of alcohol misuse
Who is involved?
Lead partner- NHS Nottingham City
Supporting partners– NHS Nottingham City, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Authority, Nottinghamshire Police Authority
Lead partnership – Crime and Drugs Partnership
How are we doing?
Check our performance with the Instant Atlas (coming soon).
Who has more information?
NI Lead - Alan Breeton, Interim Director, Crime and Drugs Partnership – tel: 0115 915 6360
or Michael Durban - LAA Programme Manager, Nottingham City Council - tel: 0115 915 5555.