Public Health England has published the annual update to the Local Alcohol Profiles for England. These include a selection of indicators with regard to alcohol-specific and alcohol-related mortality and hospital admissions*.
What does this mean for Richmond?
Although the profile shows that Richmond is performing at a similar level to the national profile, these indicators express the harms and costs that alcohol has on health and there are particular concerns around a couple of indicators where Richmond averages are higher than London averages:
- Alcohol-specific mortality is higher than the London average, but similar to the England average, with a rate of 18.8 per 100,000 in males and 6.6 per 100,000 in females
- Richmond has lower rates of alcohol-specific and related hospital admissions compared to London and England. For females, recent rates remain stable. For males, hospital admission indicators are showing an increasing trend, which is similar to national trends
- Mortality from chronic liver disease in males has increased in Richmond compared with national trends and is now at 20.0 per 100,000. While this is similar to England average, it is higher than London average
- Alcohol-specific hospital admissions for under-18s have been decreasing in Richmond, which is similar to the national picture (see below).
*Alcohol-specific – include those conditions where alcohol is causally implicated in all cases of the condition; for example, alcohol-induced behavioural disorders and alcohol-related liver cirrhosis. Alcohol-related include all alcohol-specific conditions, plus those where alcohol is causally implicated in some but not all cases of the outcome, for example hypertensive diseases and various cancers.
National comparison of key indicators
Regional comparison of key indicators