About Us

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Who we are

The Alcohol Learning Centre (ALC) was originally commissioned by the Department of Health under the Alcohol Improvement Programme (April 2008 - March 2011) to help reduce alcohol-related hospital admissions across the NHS. The ALC transferred to Public Health England on 1 April 2013 and is now part of Public Health England's alcohol learning resources.

PHE Alcohol Learning Resources

This is an on-line one-stop-shop which collates, co-ordinates and disseminates learning and promising practice from across the NHS, Local Authorities and the Third Sector. It contains alcohol specific documents, guidance and tools, examples of alcohol harm reduction initiatives across England and provides training resources to support frontline practitioners and commissioners in delivering Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) and the High Impact Changes for Alcohol.

The objectives of the programme were to:

  • Support capacity and capability building in local areas to ensure sustainable improvement in interventions to reduce alcohol-related harm.
  • Collate and disseminate evidence, data, tools and guidance to support the NHS and local partners in delivering on the QIPP agenda and making efficiency savings available from improved alcohol services.
  • Produce guidance on the key enablers and activities for change.
  • Work with regions to ensure that local learning and innovation is shared nationally.

The links below provide more detailed info about AIP initiatives:

Supporting the NHS, Local Authorities and Partners


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