Mark Whitehead 01 July 2016

Data shows rise in numer of alcohol-related hospital admissions

Data shows rise in numer of alcohol-related hospital admissions image

The number of people admitted to hospital with problems related to alcohol went up nearly 3% last year and is a third higher than a decade ago, latest figures reveal.

There were an estimated 1.09 million hospital admissions for which alcohol-related diseases, injuries or conditions were the primary reason or secondary diagnosis in 2014-15, compared with 1.06 million the year before, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

However, it also highlighted a big decrease in numbers of secondary school-age pupils who had tried alcohol since the survey was started in the 1980s.

The HSCIC says alcoholic liver disease accounted for nearly two-thirds of alcohol-related deaths in 2014.

In its report, Statistics on Alcohol – England, 2016, the HSCIC says Salford had the highest estimated rate of alcohol-related hospital admissions while Wokingham had the lowest.

But it found that 38% of secondary school pupils who were surveyed in 2014 had tried alcohol, the lowest proportion since the survey began in 1982 when it was 62%.

Statistician Paul Niblett said: 'These data provide an insight into the effect of alcohol on health services, and can offer a better understanding to the public, health professionals and policy makers of this on-going public health issue.'

Social care reform: what lies ahead? image

Social care reform: what lies ahead?

Sally Warren lays out four principles that should be at the centre of a ‘radically realistic’ White Paper on social care reform and asks if its vision will be the right one?
A bold local route to better mental health image

A bold local route to better mental health

Local Living Well sites put people with complex mental health needs in control of their support and encourages them to set their own recovery goals. The programme is proud of its success, says Tally Daphu.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Commissioning Support Officer - MH & LD

Camden London Borough Council
£30,893 - £35,488
This role will primarily focus on supporting the commissioning team to develop and monitor mental health and learning disability services, as... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Travel Options Manager

Camden London Borough Council
£37,638 - £43,659 per annum
The role will work closely with internal and external stakeholders in developing Travel Options, policies, and procedures with... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Forensic Senior Social Worker

Suffolk County Council
£33,782 - £39,759 per annum *plus £2,772 per annum AMHP Honorarium
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the joint Suffolk County Council (SCC) and Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) as... Suffolk
Recuriter: Suffolk County Council

Adult Senior Social Worker (Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism)

Suffolk County Council
£33,782 - £39,759 pro rata
Do you want to join a thriving, enthusiastic and creative service? Suffolk
Recuriter: Suffolk County Council

Adult Social Worker (Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism)

Suffolk County Council
£30,451 - £33,782 pro rata
 We are looking to recruit social workers, who have a strong commitment to supporting their local communities and... Suffolk
Recuriter: Suffolk County Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue