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25th Oct 2021

Briefing for the 'Person-Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Misuse' debate

Briefing for the 'Person-Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Misuse' debate

A briefing paper from SHAAP for the Scottish Government debate: ‘Person-Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Misuse’ (Tuesday 26th October 2021).

14th Sep 2021

Briefing for 'A Caring Nation - Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland' Debate

Briefing for 'A Caring Nation - Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland' Debate

A briefing paper from SHAAP for the Scottish Government debate: ‘A Caring Nation – Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland’ (Tuesday 14th September 2021).

 
30th Nov 2020

SHAAP 2021 manifesto: Executive Summary

SHAAP 2021 manifesto: Executive Summary

The executive summary of SHAAP's 2021 manifesto.

18th Nov 2020

SHAAP Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament Election

SHAAP Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament Election

Read SHAAP's manifesto for the upcoming 2021 Scottish Parliament election.

19th Oct 2020

SHAAP briefing for the Scottish Government debate on the Internal Market (August 2020)

SHAAP briefing for the Scottish Government debate on the Internal Market (August 2020)

Read SHAAP's briefing for the Scottish Government debate on the proposed UK Internal Market, 18 August 2020.

9th Jun 2020

SHAAP briefing for the Scottish Government debates on COVID-19 (June 2020)

SHAAP briefing for the Scottish Government debates on COVID-19 (June 2020)

Read SHAAP's briefing for the Scottish Government debates on COVID-19, June 2 and June 9 2020.

15th Dec 2018

Research and Policy Briefing No. 15 - December 2018

Research and Policy Briefing No. 15 - December 2018

Our 15th Research and Policy Briefing covers the publication of the Scottish Government's new Alcohol Prevention Framework and treatment strategy. We also look at the findings of our new report on causes of alcohol mortality in Scotland: Dying for a Drink, and provide an update on minimum unit pricing (MUP).

15th May 2018

Research and Policy Briefing No. 14 - The MUP Issue

Research and Policy Briefing No. 14 - The MUP Issue

This special research and policy briefing covers all things #MUP. Read about reactions to the UK Supreme Court's ruling on the legality of MUP, how the MUP campaign started, the evidence for MUP and what happens next.

13th Aug 2017

Research and Policy Briefing No. 13

Research and Policy Briefing No. 13

SHAAP's 13th research and policy briefing looks at new research on how the drinks industry circumvented an advertising ban at UEFA 2016, the Scottish Government's Alcohol policy refresh, the latest ONS data on drinking in England, our response to the UK Government cider tax consultation, and key ABI reports.

15th Apr 2017

Changing Scotland’s relationship with alcohol: Recommendations for further action - joint report by SHAAP, AFS, BMA and Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs

Changing Scotland’s relationship with alcohol: Recommendations for further action - joint report by SHAAP, AFS, BMA and Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs

This report is intended to inform the next phase of the Scottish Government’s alcohol strategy. It has been produced collaboratively by Alcohol Focus Scotland, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs and the British Medical Association Scotland.

15th Feb 2017

Research and Policy Briefing No.12

Research and Policy Briefing No.12

SHAAP's 12th research and policy briefing looks at Alcohol Health Alliance's report revealing the low cost of alcohol, alcohol-related hospital admissions 2015/16 in Scotland, findings from SALSUS 2015 and British Social Attitudes Survey 2015 on alcohol, WHO Europe's report on prevention of alcohol harm in pregnancy, Alcohol’s Harm to Others in Wales, and an analysis of Diageo’s ‘Stop Out of Control Drinking’ Campaign in Ireland.

15th Sep 2016

Research and Policy Briefing No.11

Research and Policy Briefing No.11

SHAAP's 11th research and policy briefing looks at MESAS's 2015 report on alcohol consumption and price in Scotland 2015, Sheffield modelling research of MUP and taxation policies in Scotland, ABI delivery in 2015/16, EU AVMSD's follow-up study on the exposure of minors to alcohol advertising (TV/online), an MUP Briefing by Alcohol Concern Wales, research on and lack of awareness of alcohol consumption as a cause of cancer, LJMU research on poverty and alcohol misuse, an IAS report and PHE Briefing on drinking in young people, and an update of UK CMOs’ Low Risk Drinking Guidelines.

15th May 2016

Research and Policy Briefing No.10

Research and Policy Briefing No.10

SHAAP's 10th research and policy briefing looks at MESAS's "Final Annual Report" (March 2016), ONS stats on alcohol-related deaths in the UK (Scotland has the highest), new alcohol guidelines from CMOs, a PHE Briefing on Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice for LGB&T people, evaluation of the Public Health Responsibility Deal for Alcohol, an IAS report on alcohol’s impact on the emergency services, and a report on how Scotland is leading the way in Alcohol Policy ("Four Nations: How evidence-based are alcohol policies and programmes across the UK?").

15th Nov 2015

Research and Policy Briefing No.9

Research and Policy Briefing No.9

SHAAP's 9th research and policy briefing looks at MESAS's 2015 annual update of alcohol sales and price band analysis, the Scottish Health Survey Report 2015, alcohol-related hospital admissions in Scotland 2014-15, IEA's report "Alcohol and the public purse: Do drinkers pay their way?", and BBPA's industry responsibility report.

15th Aug 2015

Research and Policy Briefing No.8

Research and Policy Briefing No.8

SHAAP's 8th research and policy briefing looks at OECD's Report "Tackling Harmful Alcohol Use: Economics and Public Health Policy", the ECJ MUP Hearing (6 May 2015), the European Alcohol and Health Forum and EU Alcohol Strategy, the House of Lords European Committee Report: "A New EU Alcohol Strategy?" and a new SAB Miller-funded Report by DEMOS.

15th Jun 2015

SHAAP Briefing for the Scottish Parliamentary Debate 'Changing Scotland's Relationship with Alcohol'

This briefing was prepared for the debate on alcohol in the Scottish Parliament on 4 June 2015. It complements the briefings from our partners in Alcohol Focus Scotland, the British Medical Association and Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs.

15th Jan 2015

Research and Policy Briefing No.7

Research and Policy Briefing No.7

SHAAP's 7th research and policy briefing looks at SHAAP’s "Alcohol and the Developing Adolescent Brain: Evidence Review", the new drink driving limit in Scotland, Scottish Health Survey Findings 2013, NHS Health Scotland research on the availability of and need for Specialist Alcohol Treatment Services, drinking in pregnancy and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, a new edition of SHAAP's "Alcohol and Cancer, A Guide for Professionals", new licensing research from Alcohol Focus Scotland, and Nalmefene being recommended by NICE.

15th Jul 2014

Research and Policy Briefing No.6

Research and Policy Briefing No.6

SHAAP's 6th research and policy briefing looks at licensing (highlighting the link between availability and harm, and recent proposed Bills to protect public health), WHO's Global status report on alcohol and health (2014), GCPH's Briefing Paper 42 on alcohol-related harm in Glasgow: a national, city and neighbourhood perspective, and additional data and research updates.

15th Apr 2014

Research and Policy Briefing No.5

Research and Policy Briefing No.5

SHAAP's 5th research and policy briefing looks at MUP – one year on from when it should have been introduced in Scotland, the demise of the alcohol duty escalator, data updates, the Fashion for Change event: working with the British Liver Trust, and the European Workplace and Alcohol (EWA) Project: Lessons for policy makers and employers in Scotland.

15th Feb 2014

The Importance of Maintaining the Alcohol Duty Escalator - Briefing paper by the Alcohol Health Alliance

The Importance of Maintaining the Alcohol Duty Escalator - Briefing paper by the Alcohol Health Alliance

This briefing by Alcohol Health Alliance UK (AHA; of which SHAAP is a member) outlines the importance of maintaining the alcohol duty escalator.