Alcohol Harm Data

There are a number of data sources and guidance documents, designed to be supportive of JSNA and commissioning of alcohol interventions.

'Signs for Improvement -commissioning interventions to reduce alcohol-realted harm' provides guidance and evidence in the context of world class commissioning and many of the data resources listed below.

Data Tools for Commissioning including the DH Alcohol 'Ready Reckoner'

Data Templates for GP's


Public Health England provides a number of datasets to support Joint Strategic Needs Assessment including Local Alcohol Profiles. NWPHO has produces annual local alcohol profiles set covering a range of indicators ranging from binge drinking levels, through specific alcohol related diseases and alcohol related hospital admissions to crime attributable to alcohol, including violent crime and sexual offences.

Alcohol-attributable fractions for England

DH provides quarterly and annual admissions trend data for every area against each of the conditions which are significantly (>20%) attributable to alcohol.

Provides a comprehensive national picture of alcohol related needs and availability of treatment. There is considerable variation in the level of service availability for people with alcohol problems across the country that bears little relation to the variation in need within different regions. Overall, only 5.6% of the in-need population access alcohol treatment per annum. This is generally regarded as a very low level of service capacity.The Alcohol Needs Assessment Research Project (ANARP) is the first alcohol needs assessment in England conducted on a national scale. You can search the complete list of 696 community, residential/inpatient alcohol treatment services, using a regional map.

MOCAM sets out best practice guidance for commissioning and delivering a planned and integrated local system of alcohol interventions. MoCAM provides a 4 tiered framework for planning alcohol interventions. By mapping existing services available in an area against the 4 tiers detailed in MoCAM, gaps in both the range of interventions required and the level of service capacity available can be compared with the levels of locally identified need.

This review is a critical appraisal of the evidence base for the treatments available for people with alcohol problems. The review covers interventions ranging from simple advice and mutual aid to intensive specialist treatment. It was written to inform Models of Care for Alcohol Misusers (MoCAM). [Source: DH website]

NHS Information Centre Statistics on Alcohol

Older statistical reports and Neighbourhood Statistics (NESS) can be viewed on the NHS Information Health and Wellbeing pages (opens new window).

Hospital Episode Statistics

HES Online (opens new window) is the national statistical data warehouse for England of the are provided by NHS hospitals and for NHS hospital patients treated elsewhere. You can register for an account and create tailor made reports and tables using the HES data.

Health Profiles 2010

Heath Profile of England 2011 (opens new window)

Regional Health Comparison Charts 2011 (opens new window)