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Drug Tariff Watch: April 2019 changes

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Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice

An Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) service helps to raise awareness around the risks of alcohol.  It heps people better understand alcohol units and how alcohol might be affecting their health and then provides brief advice and support materials to those whose drinking is assessed as being at increasing or higher risk of drinking.

The aim of the service is to improve access to alcohol advice and brief intervention, provide earlier assessment and intervention for at-risk drinking, reduce alcohol related illness and increase timely referral to specialist services for individuals assessed as needing this support.

Pharmacies use an opportunistic approach to assess drinking in people aged 16 years and over using an alcohol assessment tool, the AUDIT-C.

 

The alcohol IBA pathway is divided into:

 

1. Patient Engagement

A member of the pharmacy team initiates a conversation about alcohol use with patients/customers, explains the alcohol IBA service and offers the initial screen. The pharmacy will determine how to engage and promote the alcohol IBA service with patients/customers.

 

2. The Initial Screen (AUDIT-C tool)

A member of the pharmacy team provides the patient/customer with the AUDIT-C (using the scratch card [provided by the commissioner] or paper-based) offering assistance with completion of the questions. If the result is 4 or below, no action is taken. If the result is 5 or more, a full identification screen is offered.



3. The Full Identification Screen (or full AUDIT)

The IBA accredited member of staff undertakes a full identification screen using the full AUDIT tool to identify between lower risk, increasing risk, higher risk and possibly dependency.

 

4. Brief Advice

The accredited IBA pharmacist or Health Champion uses information drawn from the full identification screen to determine the action to be taken regarding brief advice.

 

This service is currently commissioned in Calderdale. 

This service is expected to be commissioned in Wakefield from January 2019.


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Calderdale Alcohol IBA Service

Alcohol Service Specification

2016-17 Service Letter

Audit Form

Brief Advice Tool

Lifeline Introduction

Service Guide

 

Claims are processed via PharmOutcomes.

 

Service Commissioner:

Calderdale Council

Service Lead: Niamh Cullen - niamh.cullen@calderdale.gov.uk

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Wakefield Alcohol IBA Service

The Wakefield Alcohol IBA Service has been commissioned by Wakefield City Council in 10 pharmacies across Wakefield.  For further information, please refer to the  service specification below:

Wakefield Alcohol Service Specification

 

The presentations from the Alcohol training event can be accessed below:

Alcohol Event Presentation - Community Pharmacy West Yorkshire

Alcohol Event Presentation - Dr Linda Harris

  

 Resources

Wakefield Alcohol Service Guide

Step by Step Guide

Alcohol Consultation Form

Audit C Postcard

Alcohol Audit

Alcohol Advice Leaflet - Don't Let Drink Sneak Up on You

Alcohol Poster

How Many Units? - Poster

Units and Calorie Poster

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