OverviewAlcohol related problems are one of the leading causes of morbidity and premature death. Primary care is ideal for early detection and secondary prevention of alcohol-related problems and brief interventions have been shown to reduce excessive consumption in primary care patients. The main barriers to involvement in alcohol intervention were that GPs were too busy (63%), that GPs were not trained in counselling for reducing alcohol consumption (57%) and that the current GMS contract did not encourage work with alcohol problems (48%). The aim of this training is to increase knowledge of alcohol use and its effects. It will also enable staff to have more confidence in delivering Alcohol brief interventions as part of the Enhanced Service. It is ideal for those that prefer a more hands on and practical approach to carrying out brief interventions.
Who is Alcohol Brief Intervention GP Practices aimed at?GP Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners and other health care support staff working within a community medical facility
Course Length1 day
on completion of the course, participants will:
- have increased knowledge of the effects of alcohol and be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of use
- Understand Brief Intervention’s and their application
- be able to complete AUDIT and AUDIT C Screening Tools