Alcohol Network

The core commitment, “We will foster a culture of responsible drinking, which will help people to drink within guidelines”, provides a framework for the work of the network.

The network is chaired by Henry Ashworth, Chief Executive, Portman Group. Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support provides Ministerial support.

The network is comprised of a core group drawn from industry, local authorities and the public health community, which oversee the work programme of the network, and area specific sub-groups as required.

See members of the core group

Membership of any sub-groups is drawn from our alcohol partners and all sub-groups are jointly co-chaired by a member of industry and a public health / local authority representative.

See papers from the alcohol network group

Please go to the ‘Pledges tab’ for a list of the partners signed up to the alcohol pledges

Updates on the work of the network will be published on this website. Interested in becoming involved in this work? Contact:

RDalcoholnetwork@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Heineken improving unit awareness amongst consumers

This case study outlines what action Heineken has taken to deliver on their commitment to pledge A1. Alcohol Labelling. HEINEKEN is the UK’s leading cider and beer producer. Our brands include Strongbow, Bulmers, Heineken®, Foster’s, Kronenbourg 1664 and Desperados. At … Read more → – Heineken improving unit awareness amongst consumers

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Alcohol network group meeting – 10 July 2013

The Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network met on 10 July 2013.  Documents for the meeting include: Agenda Stocktake on progress with delivering existing pledges Low alcohol and smaller measures workshop update Meeting note for the Department of Health and Home Office meeting with industry … Read more → – Alcohol network group meeting – 10 July 2013

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Alcohol network group meeting – 6 March 2013

The Alcohol network group met on 6 March 2013.  The following issues were discussed at this meeting: The toolkit for localising the Responsibility Deal (draft version) Progress on the development of an education pledge Update from the monitoring and evaluation … Read more → – Alcohol network group meeting – 6 March 2013

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Henry Ashworth on New Year’s resolutions and the alcohol industry

Henry Ashworth

Evidence suggests that New Year resolutions are more likely to be successful when people commit publicly to them. In his first video-blog, Henry Ashworth, co-Chair of the Responsibility Deal Alcohol Network, talks about the resolutions being made by the industry … Read more → – Henry Ashworth on New Year’s resolutions and the alcohol industry

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Alcohol network group meeting – 19 November 2012

The Alcohol network group met on 19 November 2012. The following issues were discussed at this meeting: •Actions from last meeting and matters arising •Public health co-chair position •Alcohol Network future work programme •Discussion on recruiting small and local businesses … Read more → – Alcohol network group meeting – 19 November 2012

Dr Nick Sheron announced as new alcohol network co-chair

Dr Nick Sheron, an academic clinical hepatologist at the University of Southampton and head of the liver unit at Southampton General Hospital, has been announced as the new public health co-chair for the Responsibility Deal alcohol network (RDAN). Norman Lamb, … Read more → – Dr Nick Sheron announced as new alcohol network co-chair

Amendments to the annual updates for alcohol pledges

The reports for alcohol labelling (A1), awareness of alcohol units in the on-trade (A2), awareness of alcohol units in the off-trade (A3), tackling under-age alcohol sales (A4), support for Drinkaware (A5), and community actions to tackle alcohol harm (A7) have … Read more → – Amendments to the annual updates for alcohol pledges

Alcohol network group meeting – 14 May 2012

The alcohol network group met on 14 May 2012.  The following issues were discussed at the meeting: Actions from last meeting Public Health Co-chair position Update from sub-groups Future work programme – discussion paper Here is the action note for … Read more → – Alcohol network group meeting – 14 May 2012

Alcohol network group meeting notes November 2010 – January 2012

Action notes from the Responsibility Deal alcohol network group meetings that took place on 11 November 2010, 13 December 2010, 17 January 2011, 31 August 2011, 23 November 2011 and 26 January 2012 are available.

Mark Bellis stepping down as alcohol network co-chair

Due to other work commitments Professor Mark Bellis of the Faculty of Public Health has stepped down as the public health co-chair of the Responsibility Deal alcohol network. Professor Bellis has served as co-chair to the alcohol network, alongside an … Read more → – Mark Bellis stepping down as alcohol network co-chair