Health and Social Behaviour Change

Commissioning Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice

This week the Health Innovation Network (HIN) - which connects academics, NHS commissioners and providers, patient groups and industry to improve Health and Wellbeing across South London - published a toolkit for commissioning alcohol brief interventions.

Within the guidance in the toolkit is exploration of the settings in which alcohol brief advice can be delivered, among them; digital settings. The HIN has recognised that "the scope for delivering brief health promoting interventions through digital and online platforms is large and growing".

This toolkit has also been endorsed by the SMMGP (Substance Misuse Management in General Practice)