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Does a local Alcohol Health Champion programme have a measurable impact on health and crime outcomes? A natural experiment evaluation of Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA) based on triangulation of methods (2023)
Journal Article
Scott, L. J., Hidajat, M., Burns, E. J., Ure, C., Hargreaves, S. C., Audrey, S., …de Vocht, F. (in press). Does a local Alcohol Health Champion programme have a measurable impact on health and crime outcomes? A natural experiment evaluation of Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA) based on triangulation of methods. Addiction, https://doi.org/10.1111/add.16363

Background and Aim: Drinking alcohol may cause harm to an individual's health and social relationships, while a drinking culture may harm societies as it may increase crime rates and make an area feel less safe. Local councils in Greater Manchester,... Read More about Does a local Alcohol Health Champion programme have a measurable impact on health and crime outcomes? A natural experiment evaluation of Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA) based on triangulation of methods.

An 'alcohol health champions' intervention to reduce alcohol harm in local communities: a mixed-methods evaluation of a natural experiment (2023)
Journal Article
Burns, E. J., De Vocht, F., Siqueira, N. T., Ure, C., Audrey, S., Coffey, M., …Cook, P. A. (in press). An 'alcohol health champions' intervention to reduce alcohol harm in local communities: a mixed-methods evaluation of a natural experiment. Public Health Research,

Background Globally alcohol consumption is a leading risk factor for premature death and disability, and is associated with crime, social and economic consequences. Local communities may be able to play a role in addressing alcohol-related issues in... Read More about An 'alcohol health champions' intervention to reduce alcohol harm in local communities: a mixed-methods evaluation of a natural experiment.

‘A priori’ external contextual factors and relationships with process indicators: a mixed methods study of the pre-implementation phase of ‘Communities in Charge of Alcohol’ (2022)
Journal Article
Burns, E., Hargreaves, S., Ure, C., Hare, S., Coffey, M., Hidajat, M., …Cook, P. (2022). ‘A priori’ external contextual factors and relationships with process indicators: a mixed methods study of the pre-implementation phase of ‘Communities in Charge of Alcohol’. BMC Public Health, 22(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-022-14411-2

Background It is widely recognised that complex public health interventions roll out in distinct phases, within which external contextual factors influence implementation. Less is known about relationships with external contextual factors identified... Read More about ‘A priori’ external contextual factors and relationships with process indicators: a mixed methods study of the pre-implementation phase of ‘Communities in Charge of Alcohol’.

A mixed methods analysis evaluating an alcohol health champion community intervention : how do newly trained champions perceive and understand their training and role? (2022)
Journal Article
Hargreaves, S., Ure, C., Burns, E., Coffey, M., Audrey, S., Ardern, K., & Cook, P. (2022). A mixed methods analysis evaluating an alcohol health champion community intervention : how do newly trained champions perceive and understand their training and role?. Health and Social Care in the Community, 30(5), https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13717

Globally, alcohol harm is recognised as one of the greatest population risks and reducing alcohol harm is a key priority for the UK Government. The Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA) programme took an asset-based approach in training community m... Read More about A mixed methods analysis evaluating an alcohol health champion community intervention : how do newly trained champions perceive and understand their training and role?.

How can communities influence alcohol licensing at a local level? Licensing Officers’ perspectives of the barriers and facilitators to sustaining engagement in a volunteer-led alcohol harm reduction approach (2021)
Journal Article
Ure, C., Burns, E., Hargreaves, S., Hidajat, M., Coffey, M., de Vocht, F., …Cook, P. (2021). How can communities influence alcohol licensing at a local level? Licensing Officers’ perspectives of the barriers and facilitators to sustaining engagement in a volunteer-led alcohol harm reduction approach. International Journal of Drug Policy, 98, 103412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2021.103412

Despite the World Health Organization’s assertion that communities need to become involved in reducing alcohol harm, evidence of community engagement in alcohol licensing decision-making in England remains limited. The evaluation of the Communities... Read More about How can communities influence alcohol licensing at a local level? Licensing Officers’ perspectives of the barriers and facilitators to sustaining engagement in a volunteer-led alcohol harm reduction approach.

Mental Health : a non-specialist introduction for nursing and health care (2021)
Book
Chadwick, A., Foster, C., Davis, K., Burns, E., Garth, E., Street, E., …Bluff, L. (2021). A. Chadwick, & N. Murphy (Eds.), Mental Health : a non-specialist introduction for nursing and health care. Banbury: Lantern

Mental Health is an accessible introductory textbook aimed primarily at nursing and health care students who are not in the mental health field of practice but are seeking to understand mental health and become rounded practitioners. It will also be... Read More about Mental Health : a non-specialist introduction for nursing and health care.

Nursing and caring for individuals with mental health problems (2021)
Book Chapter
Burns, E., Street, E., Allen, S., & Bluff, L. (2021). Nursing and caring for individuals with mental health problems. In A. Chadwick, & N. Murphy (Eds.), Mental Health : a non-specialist introduction for nursing and health care (43-62). Lantern

An asset-based community development approach to reducing alcohol harm : exploring barriers and facilitators to community mobilisation at initial implementation stage (2021)
Journal Article
Ure, C., Hargreaves, S., Burns, E., Coffey, M., Audrey, S., Ardern, K., & Cook, P. (2021). An asset-based community development approach to reducing alcohol harm : exploring barriers and facilitators to community mobilisation at initial implementation stage. Health and Place, 68, 102504. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102504

Globally there is a need to engage communities in actions to reduce alcohol harm. This paper reports on the initial implementation phase of an asset-based community development (ABCD) approach to reducing alcohol harm in ten pre-identified areas acro... Read More about An asset-based community development approach to reducing alcohol harm : exploring barriers and facilitators to community mobilisation at initial implementation stage.

The evolution of an asset-based community led alcohol harm intervention in the North West England (2020)
Journal Article
Cook, P., Ure, C., Hargreaves, S., Burns, E., Coffey, M., & Audrey, S. (2020). The evolution of an asset-based community led alcohol harm intervention in the North West England. European Journal of Public Health, 30(Sup. 5), v690. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa166.434

Background Communities in Charge of Alcohol (CICA) is an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) place-based approach to reducing alcohol harm. Local volunteers, from areas with multiple indicators of deprivation, train to become accredited 'Alc... Read More about The evolution of an asset-based community led alcohol harm intervention in the North West England.

Redefining undergraduate nurse teaching during the coronavirus pandemic : use of digital technologies (2020)
Journal Article
Leigh, J., Vasilica, C., Dron, R., Gawthorpe, D., Burns, E., Kennedy, S., …Croughan, C. (2020). Redefining undergraduate nurse teaching during the coronavirus pandemic : use of digital technologies. British Journal of Nursing, 29(10), 566-569. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2020.29.10.566

During the current coronavirus pandemic, undergraduate nurse teaching is facing many challenges. Universities have had to close their campuses, which means that academics are working from home and may be coping with unfamiliar technology to deliver t... Read More about Redefining undergraduate nurse teaching during the coronavirus pandemic : use of digital technologies.

Mobilising communities to address alcohol harm : an Alcohol Health Champion approach (2020)
Journal Article
Ure, C., Burns, E., Hargreaves, S., Coffey, M., Audrey, S., Kenth, K., …Cook, P. (2020). Mobilising communities to address alcohol harm : an Alcohol Health Champion approach. Perspectives in Public Health, 140(2), 88-90. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757913919899700

In this article, Cathy Ure et al. look at engaging communities in order to reduce alcohol harms. By training Alcohol Health Champions, individuals can support vulnerable friends and family, and work within their communities to influence policy and pr... Read More about Mobilising communities to address alcohol harm : an Alcohol Health Champion approach.

Social prescribing in practice: community-centred approaches (2019)
Journal Article
Howarth, M., & Burns, E. (2019). Social prescribing in practice: community-centred approaches. Practice Nursing, 30(7), https://doi.org/10.12968/pnur.2019.30.7.338

The NHS Long Term Plan recognised the need to understand that ’what matters to someone’ is not the same as ‘what’s the matter with someone’. Conversations that focus on what is the matter with someone typically draw out the patient’s needs, with asse... Read More about Social prescribing in practice: community-centred approaches.

Communities in charge of alcohol (CICA) : a protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised control trial of an alcohol health champions programme (2018)
Journal Article
Cook, P., Hargreaves, S., Burns, E., de Vocht, F., Parrott, S., Coffey, M., …Ardern, K. (2018). Communities in charge of alcohol (CICA) : a protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised control trial of an alcohol health champions programme. BMC Public Health, 18(522), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5410-0

Background Communities In Charge of Alcohol (CICA) takes an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach to reducing alcohol harm. Through a cascade training model, supported by a designated local co-ordinator, local volunteers are trained t... Read More about Communities in charge of alcohol (CICA) : a protocol for a stepped-wedge randomised control trial of an alcohol health champions programme.