HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

New Projects: Appraising the effect of local Minimum Unit Pricing in the North West of England

ScHARR have been awarded funding to carry out research for several Local Authorities in the North West of England who are interested in understanding the effect of introducing minimum unit pricing for alcohol. This is with the aim to help tackle high levels of alcohol consumption and associated problems. 

Minimum unit pricing involves a 'floor price' for alcohol based on the number of units sold and would mostly affect the price of very cheap alcohol sold in the off-trade. The research team, led by Professor Alan Brennan, includes members of the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group from the HEDS and Public Health sections.

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The National Institute for Health Research have funded the team to undertake this work with the project due to finish in September 2018.