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Burden reduction plan
This plan sets out a more collaborative and systematic approach to data collections across the health and social care system. It aims to: collect proportionate data that has a clear business purpose; prevent duplication of other data collections; and review the need to collect the data regularly.
Alcohol Research UK
The third national emergency department survey of alcohol identification and intervention activity
This research shows that emergency departments in England have increased the level of alcohol screening for adults – with the offer of specialist support for those attending with alcohol-related health problems and for those who frequently attend. However, it also shows that while most emergency departments attending to under-18s ask them about their drinking, few do so routinely. It concludes that this needs to improve to ensure young people considered to be at risk of developing drink-related ill health receive the specialist support they need.