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SIPS: screening and brief interventions

A programme designed to support the National Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England which has called for “more information…on the most effective methods of targeted screening and brief interventions, and whether the successes shown in research studies can be replicated within the health system in England.” Further, the strategy charges the Department of Health “to set up a number of pilot schemes by Q1/2005 to test how best to use a variety of models of targeted screening and brief intervention in primary and secondary healthcare settings, focusing particularly on value for money and mainstreaming.” This programme has three linked clinical trials (Primary Health Care, Accident and Emergency Department, and Criminal Justice studies) designed to provide evidence on the delivery, effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a range of alcohol screening and brief intervention approaches across settings and regions in England.

Mental Health and Addiction Research in the Department of Health Sciences