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Should we ease off GPs not doing alcohol IBA (properly)?

Primary Care is the key setting for alcohol brief intervention or ‘IBA’. Most the evidence base revolves around delivery in Primary Care settings and in England ‘DES’ payments are made for new registrations screened (and then in theory offered brief intervention when appropriate). 847 more words

Making IBA Happen

IBA Primary Care case study: a rare new example

In 2011 a ground-breaking document (in the IBA world at least) was released by a brilliant local service in Haringey. The document was a step-by-step guide… 641 more words

General Alcohol

Talking or Testing? Which is easier?

I recently read a brilliant insight from Dr. Richard Saitz on the INEBRIA Google Group – he was commenting on a discussion about doctors objecting to IBA delivery on the grounds that it is ‘additional work’.   333 more words

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IBA 'mystery shopping' experiences: the good, the bad and the...

Recently I posted about opportunities to ‘mystery shop’ IBA when signing up to new GP practice. Whilst there are some issues to consider, generally I think this can be a really valuable way to make a difference. 1,096 more words

General Alcohol

‘Mystery shopping’ for IBA in Primary Care?

Chances are that if you sign up to a new GP practice any time soon you’ll be given the chance to answer some questions about your alcohol use. 591 more words

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Is self-completing the AUDIT OK for IBA?

Potential IBA’ers often ask if they can hand out the AUDIT or other screening tool for people to self-complete. Although better than not doing so, generally its a wasted opportunity if the person is able to go through it with them. 331 more words

General Alcohol

A breath of fresh air: when GPs do IBA

Recently I spoke at an alcohol event on the new national alcohol strategy, but I almost struggled to compose myself. It wasn’t nerves though, it was excitement. 182 more words

General Alcohol