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Alcohol related risk reduction scheme

Purpose and outline

The government is committed to addressing the issue of physical and mental illness associated with increasing alcohol consumption. This service is a key component to delivering this. 

Under the contract, all practices are required to identify newly registered patients aged 16 or over who are drinking alcohol at increased or higher risk levels (using one of the two shortened versions of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) questionnaire; Fast Alcohol Screening Test (FAST) or Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test - Consumption (AUDIT-C).

How this service is commissioned and provided

Information about this service

Quality service start date: 1 April 2019

Quality service end date: 31 March 2020

Payment period: Not applicable - contractual requirement with no funding attached

Collection frequency: Annually

Manual or automatic entry: Automatic

Included in data collection: All system suppliers (TPP, INPS, Microtest and Emis)

Service type: Contractual agreement

Service guide

Our service guides describe how to participate, manually enter and declare achievement for this service. Activity and achievement should be recorded on a monthly basis.

Payment count/clinical codes


Last edited: 17 June 2019 12:06 pm