RCP welcomes new alcohol guidance from the UK’s Chief Medical Officers

RCP president Professor Jane Dacre today welcomed the new alcohol guidance from the UK’s Chief Medical Officers.

She said:

The RCP welcomes the new alcohol guidance from the UK’s Chief Medical Officers, particularly its focus on having alcohol-free days during the week and spreading weekly alcohol consumption across several days. This will help avoid the risks of binge drinking and prevent drinking every day becoming a habit. We as a nation need to move to a healthier approach to alcohol to reduce risks to health and life, and also reduce the massive burden on the NHS as a result of alcohol consumption.