Alcohol IBA for primary care
Primary care provides an important opportunity to intervene in risky alcohol use and encourage change. It is important that practice team members have the most up-to-date information to be able to discuss with patients the impact that 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 any problems they may be experiencing. IBA is usually delivered by non-alcohol specialists and has shown to be effective in helping people to reduce their alcohol health risk.
This module of 4 sessions is aimed at staff working in primary care. It will help you undertake screening and then give routine, opportunistic ‘simple brief advice’.