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Alcohol Brief Interventions

Alcohol Brief Interventions: Update on HEAT Target

15/03/2011

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Performance management information has been published today, on the number of alcohol brief interventions carried out by NHSScotland Health Boards up until the end of February 2011.

The alcohol brief intervention HEAT target is designed to tackle harmful and hazardous drinking. NHSScotland Health Boards previously agreed with the Scottish Government Health Department that they would deliver 149,449 alcohol brief interventions in the period April 2008 to March 2011.

Previously published official statistics report that between April 2008 and March 2009 a total of 28,579 alcohol brief interventions were delivered. A further 53,985 interventions were delivered during the following year. Hence altogether 82,564 alcohol brief interventions were delivered during April 2008 to March 2010.

Information is today published showing that there have now been 150,786 alcohol brief interventions delivered between April 2008 and February 2011. This information is based on performance reports from all NHS Boards up to December 2010 and from a sample of NHS Boards up until the end of February 2011. The information shows that the HEAT target to deliver 149,449 alcohol brief interventions in the period April 2008 to March 2011 has been achieved early.

This is management information and as such has not yet gone through the standard quality assurance checks, and so may be subject to change. Official statistics covering April 2008 to March 2011, for all NHS Boards, will be published by National Services Scotland Information Services Division in June 2011.

Useful Links

Official Statistics on Alcohol Brief Interventions

http://www.alcoholinformation.isdscotland.org/alcohol_misuse/5866.html

Scottish Government NHSScotland Performance Target (HEAT)

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/scotPerforms/partnerstories/NHSScotlandperformance/alcoholbriefinterventions

Alcohol Statistics Scotland 2011

http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/6532.html