Find us on Facebook

alcohol health alliance uk

News, policy and research update - Dentists should screen patients for alcohol abuse

Posted 13/04/12

National news:

Security guards could be given power to hand out £80 fines to drunken and rowdy troublemakers in A&E
Private security firms could impose on-the-spot fines to rowdy troublemakers in A&E to help reduce the growing violence in Britain's hospital wards. Click here for more...

Spanish town overrun by 8,800 drunken British students as Saloufest returns for another round of debauchery
Thousands of British students last night rampaged through a Spanish seaside resort in a drunken annual festival. The 18 to 23-year-olds donned fancy dress and drank until the early hours in the Costa Dorada resort of Salou. Click here for more...

Dentists 'should screen patients for alcohol abuse'
Dentists should screen patients for unhealthy drinking habits during routine appointments to help promote general health, experts have claimed. Click here for more...

Responses to the Government Alcohol Strategy: statements, press and comments
Following the recent release of the Government Alcohol Strategy, here's a selection of some of the comments and reaction. Click here for more...

Drinks companies press Government for sunset clause on minimum pricing policy
Drinks manufacturers plan to persuade the Government into agreeing a “sunset clause” on minimum unit pricing, which would force ministers to scrap the controversial alcohol policy if it was proven not to work. Click here for more...

Black market could become profitable as billions of pounds are lost from illegal sale of drink and cigarettes
Britain is losing billions of pounds in taxes because of its failure to crack down on the black market in drink, cigarettes and fuel, according to a report. Click here for more...

Make mine a double: How an alcoholic drink or two can sharpen up your mind
A study has found that men who enjoy a relaxing drink are actually better at solving brain teasers than those who are stone cold sober. Click here for more...

Proxy buying increases
Proxy purchasing is on the rise and supermarkets are now seen as the most difficult places for under-age drinkers to get alcohol, a new study has found. Click here for more...

Multibuy ban has worse long-term impact on wine
Results from Scotland suggest the government's proposed ban on multibuy drinks promotions could have a worse long-term impact on wine sales than in beers and spirits. Click here for more...

Don’t link alcohol to ‘sexual success’ in future Budweiser adverts, ASA warns AB InBev
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK has ordered brewer AB InBev not to rebroadcast a radio advert that it said linked alcohol to sexual success, following a public complaint. Click here for more...


North East news:

Middlesbrough Council blasts £60 fine for selling alcohol to teen
A fine issued to a man who sold alcohol to a 15-year-old was branded as “farcical” by a leading councillor. Click here for more...

Borough Road store surrenders its alcohol licence
A Middlesbrough store caught trading in illicit imported booze and counterfeit cigarettes has voluntarily surrendered its alcohol licence. Click here for more...

Pub patrols are stepped up
Extra patrols have been carried out at pubs in Wallsend to prevent alcohol fuelled disorder. Click here for more...


News from around the UK:

Brewers dismiss proposed minimum price plans
Brewers in Staffordshire do not expect to be affected by Government plans to introduce a minimum alcohol price. Click here for more...

Nottingham drinkers 'spending over £100 on a night out'
According to a new survey, people in Nottingham are the second most likely in the UK to prefer a night in rather than going out – but when people here do go out they are among the biggest spenders in the country. Click here for more...

University to have alcohol-free areas for Muslims
A university Vice-Chancellor is planning to ban the sale of alcohol in parts of the campus because some Muslim students believe it is "evil" and "immoral". Click here for more...

Supermarkets offer Great Yarmouth retailers free sale of alcohol training
al retailers in Great Yarmouth will be offered free training by supermarkets Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury about the sale of alcohol, as part of a bid to crack down on under-age drinking. Click here for more...