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Alcohol Policy in Practice Postgraduate CPD Course

The University of Stirling are delighted to announce that the Alcohol Policy in Practice course run by the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS) is now ready to take applicants.

The course offers excellent, current and robust learning about issues in alcohol policy and practice, and a unique opportunity to network with leading academics and policy-makers in this field. The course is aimed at those involved in alcohol strategy or reducing alcohol-related harm locally or regionally. Please circulate the attached flyer to all your networks. We can facilitate early invoicing to enable use of 2013/14 funds where relevant.

You can read more about the course on our website, download the full programme or access the course flier.

If you would like to receive occasional emails about this course and other news from UKCTAS in future you can check out the details and sign up here.

Enquiries should be directed to Niamh Fitzgerald, Course Co-Ordinator at the University of Stirling.

Alcohol-related brain damage report highlights concerns

A report into alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) should serve as a “wake-up call”, Alcohol Concern Cymru said.

It highlights the condition, known as ARBD, which it says is poorly understood by the public and the health service leading to under-diagnosis.

Symptoms include confusion, memory loss and difficulty reasoning as a result of heavy drinking.

The charity is using the report to raise awareness to help develop improvements in prevention and help.

To find out more visit BBC News

Dr Holloway begins secondment as Honorary Nurse Consultant

Dr Aisha Holloway has begun a 2 day a month secondment as Honorary Nurse Consultant for Alcohol Policy & Research with the Alcohol Policy Team at Scottish Government.

Aisha has a particular interest in enhancing the profile and status of nursing alcohol related research at policy level and fostering academic and policy collaborations. During the secondment Aisha will be facilitating and leading on a programme of work related exploring the delivery of Alcohol Brief Interventions in Policy Custody in Scotland.

“I am committed to increasing the capacity and capability of nurses contribution to policy development. Working alongside colleagues in the Alcohol Policy Unit will offer a unique opportunity to engage with policy development in relation to Alcohol-related harm in Scotland. I welcome the opportunity to lead on The Alcohol Brief Intervention Project in Policy Custody settings project.”

Development, delivery and evaluation of Alcohol Brief Interventions is a key area of Aisha’s programme of research.