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BII chief calls for government to work with drinks industry

Published:  29 September, 2008

British Institute of Inkeeping (BII) chief executive John McNamara will call for the government, health officials and the police to work with the drinks industry at next month's Alcohol Harm Reduction Conference.

British Institute of Inkeeping (BII) chief executive John McNamara will call for the government, health officials and the police to work with the drinks industry at next month's Alcohol Harm Reduction Conference.

McNamara, who heads up the professional body for the licensed retail sector, will deliver a presentation entitled 'Working with the industry', outlining alcohol issues including pricing, responsible retailing and promotions, enforcement and young people.

The conference is designed to examine ways in which harm reduction can be achieved through effective partnership working. An update will be given on latest reports, government measures and proposals covering alcohol-related crime and disorder, ill health caused by alcohol, public perceptions of drunken and rowdy behaviour and the impact on A&E and other hospital services.

Other speakers at the event include Don Shenker, chief executive of Alcohol Concern; professor Ian Gilmore, president of the Royal College of Physicians and chair of the Alcohol Health Alliance UK and key players from the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), the Home Office, the Department of Health, the Met Police, KPMG, St Mary's Hospital and the University of Sheffield.

The Alcohol Harm Reduction Conference will take place on 17 October 2008 at the College of Emergency Medicine in London. Tickets cost £375 + VAT. Those interested in registering should go to www.infomedltd.co.uk.

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