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Alcohol misuse: hot topic February 2016

Alcohol misuse: hot topic February 2016



Time to Complete

0.25 hours


February 2, 2016


December 5, 2017

Programme Description

Dr Anna Cumisky outlines new Government proposals for recommended limits for alcohol consumption. The guidelines aim to reduce the harm caused by excessive drinking, including a raised risk of cancer. This article is from the February 2016 print edition of MIMS Learning.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Demonstrate awareness of proposed Government recommendations on alcohol
  • Advise patients on the number of units recommended per week
  • Discuss alcohol consumption with patients and identify harmful drinking
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Anna Cumisky
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.25 learning credits (0.25 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time.


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    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required