has started in February 2014 and will last for 18 months. The project is commissioned by the Department of Health and has been awarded to the University of Sheffield, with collaborators from Kings College London and the University of Manchester. The ScHARR research team includes Alan Brennan (principal investigator), Yang Meng, Tony Stone, John Holmes and Petra Meier.
The overarching aim of the study is to develop an evidence- and consensus-based capacity model to estimate the number of individuals in England, at both national and local levels, who would access specialist alcohol treatment services and need different treatment options. The model will inform and support resource allocation and the planning and commissioning of specialist alcohol treatment services according to needs, resources and outcomes.