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Public Health England. (2019) Alcohol CLeaR self-assessment tool. London: Public Health England.

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The alcohol CLeaR self-assessment tool brings together all those working to reduce alcohol-related harm in a locality to think through what is working well and to identify the opportunities for further improvement

It is based on a model initially developed by Action on Smoking and Health to provide local government and partners with a structured, evidence-based approach to improve tobacco control. PHE has piloted an alcohol version of the model in four partnership areas and the content of the self-assessment has been reviewed by experts from the field.

CLeaR provides a framework for strategic review and analysis of local structures and delivery focusing on local outcomes and priorities. Completion of the self-assessment should result in the agreement of a place-based action plan which focuses on opportunities for improvement.

CLeaR stands for 3 linked domains:

  • Challenging services - looking at key aspects of local delivery against the evidence base, identifying local innovation and learning
  • Leadership - reviewing the local vision and governance supporting this, planning and commissioning arrangements and evidence of collaboration between partners
  • Results - examining outcomes achieved locally and considering progress against local priorities

The CLeaR approach asks partnerships to review progress against their priority alcohol objectives within the context of other plans to improve people’s health in the local area. CLeaR will have more impact if the partnership sees alcohol as part of the bigger local picture and understands how reducing alcohol harm can help to meet other local objectives. This can also help make the case for continued investment in alcohol harm reduction.

the most positive outcomes. These findings can then be used to inform a partnership-wide action plan.

If you'd like further information about this tool you can contact the alcohol lead in your local PHE centre or email

Item Type
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Web Resource
Drug Type
Intervention Type
Drug therapy, Treatment method, Screening / Assessment
August 2019
Public Health England
Corporate Creators
Public Health England
Place of Publication
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HRB (Electronic Only)

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