Minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol comes into force today across Wales. It is designed to reduce the availability of very cheap, strong alcohol. Those in most need of help for alcohol problems are more likely to buy this very cheap alcohol and MUP aims to reduce the harm to this group.
Inspired by her wish to help people living with HIV, Professor Chloe Orkin has dedicated her career to studying this area of medicine. In this piece she talks about her journey into medicine, and the treatment she experienced as a gay, senior woman in her field.
RCP president Professor Dame Jane Dacre has called for a change in society’s perception of alcohol consumption to 'ensure public education reflects the risks' following a major study of the global burden of alcohol concluded that there was no healthy level of alcohol consumption.