Bringing together evidence, policy and practice to reduce alcohol harm
Alcohol-related harm in the northeast of England
Susan Taylor – Head of Alcohol Policy, Balance
Dr Harriet Rumgay – IARC
Joining our podcast this week is Susan Taylor, Head of Alcohol Policy for Fresh and Balance in the northeast. We discussed the burden of alcohol-related harm in the northeast of England, and how the region still experiences disproportionate harm compared to other English regions.
Taylor explained that alcohol harm doesn’t need to be a political issue, and that whatever happens in the next General Election, any government should look at the evidence base and commit to policies to prevent further harm.
Listen to the end of our podcast, where you can hear from Dr Harriet Rumgay about her recent study on the economic cost of deaths from alcohol-related cancer in Europe.