More than 600,000 staff encouraged to join their local Dry January campaign


18 / 12 / 2014 8.56am

A massive 212 NHS organisations across England have signed up to help their staff take a break from drinking alcohol for 31 days in January.

From small community practices to one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe, staff from all areas of the NHS will join together in a virtual community that will say no to drinking, providing them with an opportunity to reflect on their relationship with alcohol.

NHS Employers has been working with Alcohol Concern and Public Health England (PHE) over the last few months to help support organisations with their local campaigns. We caught up with Duncan Selbie, chief executive, PHE to chat to him about the national campaign, the support from NHS Employers and the importance of having this opportunity to reflect on our relationship with alcohol.

How are you preparing for Dry January?

We’d like to hear from you about how you’re planning your organisations Dry January campaign. Whether it’s saving the pennies or losing the pounds, everyone has their own reason for wanting to cut back in the New Year. Are you planning: 

  • a competition between men and women
  • charity events

  • or are you challenging your neighbouring trust?

Whatever way you're encouraging your staff to go dry in January we'd love to hear from you - share your stories with us so we can regale in your fun and support your campaigns through twitter and Facebook.


Please email with details of what you’re doing, how you’re doing it and when.

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