Workforce Development

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The Alcohol Improvement Programme is involved in a number of workforce development initiatives to support professionals to contribute to the delivery of the high impact changes for alcohol. Current work encompasses good practice in all aspects of education, training and professional development for generic professionals providing interventions, and staff working in alcohol services across health, social care and criminal justice.

Training Directory

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National Transferable Alcohol Roles

Alcohol Role Templates and information about occupational standards and competencies.

Managing Alcohol in the Workplace

Further information and links

In order to ensure that the roll-out of IBA is as widespread and as swift as possible there needs to be brief but effective training available for thousands of professionals in a variety of settings. Several professions such as pharmacy and social work have identified the need for training in alcohol and we should capitalise on this. Potential exponents of IBA would be GPs, Practice Nurses, Social workers and Probation Officers, pharmacists and a range of other health and social care or criminal justice workers. (DH 2009)

We provide a variety of IBA tools and commissioning guidance to support you with training and delivery including a free accredited IBA Primary Care elearning course , Identification and Brief Advice tools, SIPS IBA toolkit, IBA training tools and commissioning guidance and IBA role play videos.

They can all be accessed on our IBA Training pages