Services Database Pharmacy Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice Service

Service ID

291445

Description

The aim of this service is to provide early interventions to people who are drinking at increasing risk and higher risk levels, in order to prevent alcohol-related harm and possible future dependence on alcohol.
The service comprises 2 levels of activity:

  1. alcohol screening for anyone meeting eligibility criteria, using the AUDIT C scratch card; and
  2. delivering Brief Advice for people scoring 5+ on AUDIT C, alongside the distribution of the ‘Help and advice about drinking’ Patient Information Leaflet. This will include signposting to local support options.

Location of service

West Sussex LPC

Commissioner

Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Alcohol screening & brief intervention

Other organisations involved

Dates

Start date:
End date:

Status

Ongoing

Training

All staff who deliver the service must complete the e-Learning for Health Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice programme for community pharmacy.

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