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15/11/2017

Congratulations to Scotland

Eurocare would like to extend our congratulations to our members Alcohol Focus Scotland and Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP)

Alcohol Focus Scotland's response available here:
http://www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk/news/minimum-pricing-gets-green-light/

Please find SHAAP's press release below:

15/11/2017

Eurocare Press Release on UK Supreme Court MUP ruling

Today on the 15th November, the Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcoholic drinks was legal. Rejecting the appeal by the Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA), spiritsEUROPE and Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), the Supreme Court found that MUP is compatible with European Union law.

09/11/2017

Estonian Presidency alcohol policy conference

The Estonian Presidency hosted a conference on alcohol policy titled "Cross-Border Aspects in Alcohol Policy – Tackling Harmful Use of Alcohol".

08/11/2017

EUFASD 2018 call for abstracts

The European Conference on FASD 2018, to be held in September next year, has opened its call for abstracts.

30/10/2017

NordAN resolution 2017

The NordAN General Assembly adopted a resolution on 28th October, which is to be presented to the participants of the EU presidency conference “Cross-Border Aspects in Alcohol Policy – Tackling Harmful Use of Alcohol” on 30th-31st October.

25/10/2017

WHO publishes training manual on alcohol brief interventions in primary care

In an attempt to help Member States to introduce and expand alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) programmes, WHO/Europe has launched a training manual called “WHO training on alcohol brief interventions in primary care”. It aims to support the development and implementation of comprehensive training in SBIs for primary health care professionals.

25/10/2017

‘Alcohol-related Liver Disease: Guidance for Good Practice’ launched by Chief Medical Officer at Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

SHAAP (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) launched ‘Alcohol-related Liver Disease: Guidance for Good Practice’ at a seminar at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 11 am. The seminar was addressed by the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Dr Catherine Calderwood.

24/10/2017

CNAPA meeting minutes published

The most recent CNAPA meeting took place on the 21st & 22nd March 2017, the minutes of which have been made public.

24/10/2017

Welsh government plans minimum unit pricing

Welsh Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans yesterday unveiled a proposal to introduce a minimum price for the sale of alcohol.

19/10/2017

Dr. Tedros calls for alcohol labelling

On 18th October, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke at the opening ceremony of WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases in Montevideo, Uruguay.