Working with Public Health we have pulled together a baseline from which we can understand the impact that alcohol is having on our communities. In this way we will be able to understand any evolving trends that need to be addressed and measure the impact of our work.
Alcohol-related harm consumes nearly £2.7 billion of the annual NHS budget and costs nearly £238 million across Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. The baseline project helps us understand the impact that alcohol is having on our communities. We are collecting and sharing good practice, including data from across Wessex, and using this evidence to address the alcohol-related harm.
This baseline sets out the aims and scope of our alcohol programme. Through regularly reviewing and monitoring the baseline, we will be able to measure the impact we are making and identify emerging trends.
This data has now been superseded on the PHE fingertips website https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/local-alcohol-profiles/data#page/0