In March the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) launched a new quality standard looking at alcohol and preventing harmful alcohol use in the community: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs83.
This quality standard covers a range of approaches at a population level to prevent harmful alcohol use in the community by children, young people and adults. These statements are particularly relevant to trading standards, other local authority teams, the police, and schools and colleges.
NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement.