The Government's 2010 White Paper, 'Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS' recognises the financial challenges the NHS faces and the role Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) will play in supporting the NHS in identifying efficiencies whilst driving up quality.

There are a number of national workstreams designed to help NHS staff successfully deliver these changes in three key areas, commissioning and pathways, provider efficiency and system enablers. Within each SHA, QIPP Leads have been appointed to develop a regional response to the quality and productivity challenge.

The Yorkshire and Humber region has developed QIPP resource packs which cover alcohol.