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The National Support Programme for the H4: HEAT target for Alcohol Brief Interventions. George Howie Health Improvement Programme Manager NHS Health Scotland. Scotland’s HEAT H4 target: Alcohol brief interventions.
Health Improvement Programme Manager
NHS Health Scotland
National Guidance on data reporting issued and a minimum dataset agreed with health boards (including definitions; guidance notes and data standards).
Delivery Support Team established.
All health boards visited by Scottish Government and NHS Health Scotland to review progress, identify support needs and to provide feedback on achievements.
Health Board Local Delivery Plans (LDPs) reviewed – most health boards on trajectory.
All health boards have Primary Care Local Enhanced Service (LES) negotiated and in place (financial reward for screening, ABI delivery and follow-up).
Monitoring and Evaluation Reference Group for Alcohol (MERGA) established.Progress to date
Learning and Development Advisers in NHS Education for Scotland – work across the organisation to embed alcohol in the professional development curriculum.
Supporting screening and ABI delivery within the context of Anticipatory Care through Keep Well & Well North.
Funding direct to health boards to support training delivery and local infrastructure development.Progress to date
‘I didn’t mind being asked. It was quite interesting, yes, I didn’t find it embarrassing, no…’ (female, age unknown)
‘She done it very well, how she questioned you. Put it this way, you weren’t judged.’ (female, age 43)
‘Aye, I don’t see any problem with it. Aye, they can give you a guide or something like that; I don’t see anything wrong with that. It’s always better talking.’ (male, age 55)Alcohol brief interventions – a flavour of the patient experience?
Maintain clear and consistent communication.
Continue to identify, nurture and support local champions.
Continue to build delivery capacity and sustain momentum, supporting health boards focus their efforts where we believe the greatest difference can be made.
Consolidate delivery in Primary Care.
Supporting expansion of delivery into antenatal care and A&E.
Tailored support to health boards through Delivery Support Team where required.
Monitoring and evaluation arrangements finalised through MERGA group.