The role of training in IBA implementation beyond primary health care settings in the UK

Thom, Betsy ORCID logoORCID:, Herring, Rachel ORCID logoORCID: and Bayley, Mariana (2016) The role of training in IBA implementation beyond primary health care settings in the UK. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 23 (5) . pp. 374-381. ISSN 0968-7637 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1080/09687637.2016.1195792)

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There has been a considerable drive to encourage a wide range of professional groups to incorporate alcohol screening (or identification) and brief advice (IBA) into their everyday practice. This article aims to examine the role of training in promoting IBA delivery in contexts outside primary care and other health settings. The data are drawn mainly from a structured online survey supplemented by illustrative material from nine qualitative interviews and insights from an expert workshop. Findings support the results from other research that issues relating to role relevance and role security continue to act as barriers to professional change. Furthermore, issues of organisational commitment and organisational barriers are insufficiently addressed in strategy to promote wider use of IBA. The article concludes that development of appropriate training for alcohol IBA needs to take account of the role of IBA within a complex interactive system of related services and help seeking pathways and consider how training can contribute to changing both professional attitudes and behaviours and organisational approaches to implementing and sustaining IBA in everyday professional practice.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Alcohol, screening and brief advice, training
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 20176
Notes on copyright: © 2016 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 15:26
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