Collaboration with Alcohol Research UK, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of Bristol, University of Edinburgh and University of Sheffield.
In Scotland and England, local councils have power over alcohol licensing – that is the system by which certain premises are allowed to sell alcohol. In recent years, professionals who work on ways to improve health across the population (‘Public Health Teams’ or ‘PHT’s) have been trying to influence this licensing system. They do this by getting involved in licensing processes and encouraging licensing authorities and licence-holders to act in ways they hope will ultimately improve the health of the local population.
The aim of the study is to find out what PHTs have been doing and whether their actions have had any impact on these alcohol-related harms.
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