Alcohol IBA for community pharmacy
Community Pharmacies are part of the primary care umbrella. Therefore, it is important that they have the most up-to-date information to be able to discuss with patients the impact lifestyle choices have on their health.
IBA is the delivery of ‘simple brief advice’ which follows identification of how much your patient is drinking and problems they may be experiencing. IBA is usually delivered by non-alcohol specialists and has been shown to be effective in helping people to reduce their alcohol health risk.
This module of 4 sessions is aimed at staff working in community pharmacies. It will help you undertake screening and then give routine, opportunistic ‘simple brief advice’.