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Inquiry launched into the impact of #alcohol on #Emergency Services

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm has launched an Inquiry into the ‘Impact of alcohol on the Emergency Services’.

The Inquiry will examine the way in which alcohol-related incidents and injuries place a strain on emergency services in the UK and how this impacts our emergency workers and their ability to carry out their jobs.

Alcohol-related harm costs the NHS £3 billion per year and places a huge amount of pressure on emergency services, particularly at the weekends. The APPG Chair, Fiona Bruce MP and officers welcome the opportunity to hear from emergency workers, professionals and stakeholders to learn about key front-line issues and how they relate to alcohol.

A central objective of the inquiry will be to build a clear picture of the time and resources that alcohol related harm has across the Emergency Services.

Following the collation written and oral evidence, a report will be published that highlights the findings from the Inquiry.

The deadline for written evidence is on Monday 26th October at 5pm and submissions should be sent to appg@alcoholconcern.org.uk.

Warwickshire DAAT will be encouraging responses from our local services.

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About Paul Hooper, WCC (586 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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