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Minimal Unit Pricing Study (MUP)

Start date:
Febuary 2018
End date:
March 2019
Co-ordinated by:
Miranda Odam
Main trial site:
RIE

The Scottish Parliament passed legislation in 2012, known as the Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012, which allowed the introduction of a system of Minimum Unit Pricing for alcohol.

Minimum unit pricing sets a ‘floor price’ for a unit of alcohol, now 50p per unit as of 1st May 2018, meaning it can’t be sold for lower than that. The aim of the MUP legislation, according to the Scottish Government, is to reduce the effects of harmful alcohol consumption, and improve the health and wellbeing of Scotland’s population.

We are conducting a study, funded by the NIHR and led by the University of Glasgow, to measure the effect of minimum unit pricing in emergency care settings.

For further information on minimum unit pricing,

For further information on this study please refer to the University of Glasgow website

 

Chief Investigator

Michele Open

Consultant Emergency Medicine

Research Team

Adam Lloyd

PhD Student & Senior Research Nurse

Alison Williams

Senior Research Nurse

Allan MacRaild

Stroke Lead Research Nurse

Julia Grahamslaw

Lead Research Nurse

Rachel O'Brien

Lead Research Nurse

Caroline Blackstock

AMU Senior Research Nurse

Rachel O'Brien

Lead Research Nurse

Polly Black

Senior Research Nurse

Liz Hasseld

RRG Research Administrator

Emma Nugent

Research Administrator

Miranda Odam

Research Nurse Manager

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