Alcohol-Related Deaths

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-02-22
Session date: 
February 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/0649
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of alcohol-related deaths nearly doubled in the last 20 years. Alcohol-related deaths occurred most frequently among 55 to 64-year-olds. What awareness-raising activity could be done to encourage people in London to curb their alcohol intake in order to reduce health inequalities related to middle-aged people?

Answer

Answer for Alcohol-Related Deaths

Answer for Alcohol-Related Deaths

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Alcohol related ill health and premature death remains an issue for London, particularly within our most deprived communities, though our relative position compared to other regions has improved considerably since 1994.  The use of Identification and Brief Advice within the NHS Health Check will help 40-74 year olds review their use of alcohol and receive help where required. 

Over Christmas and the New Year I supported the Eat, Drink and Be Safe campaign which highlighted safer drinking messages.  Work is also underway looking at the provision of alcohol advice within our Health Workplace Charter initiative.

I welcome any further ideas you may have on this serious issue.