Alcohol-related hospital admissions

This chart shows the number of people of all ages who were admitted to hospital for alcohol related reasons. The figures can be examined from a national perspective or CCG level. You can also compare data with up to five other areas.


Exploring the charts: Click in the box to compare CCGs. 

Policy context

Alcohol addiction remains one of biggest causes of ill health and early death in England, and the harm of alcohol falls not just on individuals but on society as a whole.

In the Long-Term NHS Plan, NHS England committed to establishing Alcohol Care Teams in hospitals with the highest number of alcohol-related admissions. These teams will support patients and their families who have issues with alcohol misuse within 24 hours. Support includes counselling and medically assisted help.

Notes: All data is subject to age standardisation per 100,000 population.

These data are reported over a 12-month period on a rolling quarterly basis.

These data are based on ICD-10 diagnosis codes for alcohol-specific admissions that are aligned with the conditions defined by Public Health England as alcohol-specific i.e. wholly attributable to alcohol.

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