Local policies to tackle a national problem:comparative qualitative case studies of an English local authority alcohol availability intervention

Egan, Matt and Brennan, Alan and Buykx, Penny and De Vocht, Frank and Gavens, Lucy and Grace, Daniel and Halliday, Emma and Hickman, Matthew and Holt, Vivien and Mooney, John D. and Lock, Karen (2016) Local policies to tackle a national problem:comparative qualitative case studies of an English local authority alcohol availability intervention. Health and Place, 41. pp. 11-18. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

Cumulative impact policies (CIPs) are widely used in UK local government to help regulate alcohol markets in localities characterised by high density of outlets and high rates of alcohol related harms. CIPs have been advocated as a means of protecting health by controlling or limiting alcohol availability. We use a comparative qualitative case study approach (n=5 English local government authorities, 48 participants) to assess how CIPs vary across different localities, what they are intended to achieve, and the implications for local-level alcohol availability. We found that the case study CIPs varied greatly in terms of aims, health focus and scale of implementation. However, they shared some common functions around influencing the types and managerial practices of alcohol outlets in specific neighbourhoods without reducing outlet density. The assumption that this will lead to alcohol harm-reduction needs to be quantitatively tested.

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Journal Article
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Health and Place
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Health and Place. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Health and Place, 41, 2016 DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.06.007
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19 Jul 2016 08:00
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