Alcohol misuse: part four


  • Welcome
  • Alcohol identification and brief advice in community pharmacy
  • The NHS community pharmacy contractual framework
  • Types of alcohol IBA service
  • Setting up a service
  • Alcohol misuse: a summary
  • Action & Evaluation


This module is the fourth in our CPPE series looking at the role of the pharmacy team in supporting people with alcohol problems. It will look at setting up an alcohol identification and brief advice service in community pharmacy.

Community pharmacy offers a convenient and easy-to-access environment for alcohol services


After reading this module, you will:

  • Be aware of the basic requirements for setting up an alcohol IBA service
  • Have a sound understanding of the risks of alcohol misuse and the role pharmacy can play in helping people to reduce their alcohol consumption.

About this module

This series is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) distance learning programme on Alcohol misuse and is designed to give pharmacy technicians an overview and better understanding of this area of practice. If you found this information useful, find out more at:

Have you completed the first three modules in this series about alcohol misuse?

Part one: Facts about alcohol

Part two: Alcohol as a drug

Part three: Alcohol identification and brief advice.

Originally Published by Training Matters