Support for ABI delivery

As someone trained by NHS Highland to deliver Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs), you are important in helping us embed and deliver ABIs. We want to help you to achieve this. If you have a specific request please e-mail elspeth.lee@nhs.net, or use the contact details on the Homepage.

If you feel it would be appropriate for you to be trained to deliver ABIs in your role, please e-mail elspeth.lee@nhs.net, or use the contact details on the Homepage. It is possible to start this process with the LearnPro module available via NHS Highland. We can then offer follow up training. LearnPro could also be a useful refresher session for you.

 

Revised UK Chief Medical Officer's revised alcohol guidelines

Check out NHS Highland's summary page for this, now called "low risk alcohol consumption"

 

Alcohol Brief Intervention Resources

Health Scotland have updated many of their ABI resources in 2017 to be consistent with the new drinking guidelines.  See the table below for links to these.

Publication

Primary Care/Wider settings

Antenatal

Professional Pack

ABI Primary Care Professional Pack - use this for wider settings

ABI Antenatal Professional Pack

Briefing Paper

ABI briefing paper

Antenatal briefing paper

Information leaflet

Making a Change has been updated and merged with its companion leaflet 'A Fresh Approach' and offers practical advice about how to change drinking habits and help manage alcohol consumption.

Paper copies can be ordered from our resources service.

 

This visual highlights some of the key facts around the impact of alcohol on the lives of people in Scotland. It can help remind us why we deliver ABIs, or be used to explain to people why we ask about alcohol.

How does your conversation flow when you have discussions about alcohol? Here are some responses people might make. Think about how ready they might be to think about making a change, and how you might respond. Remember you always have "the exit strategy", but "leave the door open" for a person to come back if possible.

Our "Screening and Brief Intervention Handbook" (updated March 2017) with colour diagram of stages of an ABI.

 

Can you spot a risky drinker?

Remember ABIs are a whole population approach to addressing Scotland's relationship with alcohol. Any one of us might be drinking at hazardous or harmful levels. Often people are unaware of what risky levels of alcohol are, and the risks of drinking above these levels.

 
Health Scotland also have some on-line materials to support ABI delivery. Check out Health Scotland Virtual Learning EnvironmentCourses include

Raising the Issue of Alcohol and Alcohol brief interventions for:

            A&E Practitioners

            Antenatal Practitioners

            Primary Care Practitioners

 

ABI Reporting Forms

Revised Mid 2017 ABI Reporting Forms

Revised North 2017 ABI Reporting Forms

Revised South 2017 ABI Reporting Forms

Revised West 2017 ABI Reporting Forms

 

Page last updated: 12 July 2017

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