Alcohol Licensing: A Guide For Public Health
Public Health England (PHE) has published a new resource for
Public Health Authorities. Alcohol Licensing: a guide for public health has
been published on the Gov.uk website at the following link.
The guidance, formally known as the Analytical Support Package (ASP),
brings together nationally available data and materials with local authority
information to support local authorities in accessing and using a range of
databases and tools. Local teams are able to input their own data and create
interactive maps and reports to help them in their existing role as a
England (PHE) works to support local public health teams in their role as a
responsible authority, providing guidance, workshops and training. In 2016,
with the support of the Home Office and Department of Health, PHE developed and
piloted an analytical support package (ASP) to help public health teams in
their existing role as a responsible authority as defined in the Licensing Act,
and to explore the data and processes that would support a theoretical public
health licensing objective.
A report, based
on their findings, explores the experience of pilot areas using the ASP tool.
It describes how they accessed relevant health information and how that
information was presented in fulfilling their role as a responsible authority.
Analytical Support Package Report
presents the findings from the project and how the areas engaged with the
package in attempting to improve public health’s engagement with alcohol
licensing. The pilot areas also explored how ASP-generated data and evidence
could be of use in the context of a theoretical fifth licensing objective
addressing the protection of public health.