Queen's Nursing Institute Scotland

In March 2022, the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland conducted an online survey about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). This was a Year 1 activity of Healthier Pregnancies, Better Lives (HPBL) – a QNIS programme supported by Cattanach and The National Lottery Community Fund. All community nurses and midwives anywhere in Scotland were eligible to participate in this survey. The results of this survey are reported in the following series of blogs.

Posted 01 May 2022

Why should you not drink if you are pregnant?

Sylvia Roozen is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the EUFASD Alliance. Posted 07 February 2022

Video--Gro Løhaugen--Families living with FASD

Gro CC Løhaugen is a specialist in clinical psychology, neuropsychologist, and Head of the Regional Competence Center for children with prenatal alcohol and/or drug exposure. Posted 21 January 2022

Video--Marta Astals--FASD in the classroom

Marta Astals Vizcaino. FASD Psychologist and Researcher at Hospital Clinic de Barcelona. FASD Unit coordinator at Barnaclínic (Hospital Clinic de Barcelona). Posted 26 December 2021

Video--Raja Mukherjee--How brain damage and life experiences affect behaviour

Raja Mukherjee is Consultant Psychiatrist and Lead Clinician at the FASD Behavioural Clinic, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust, as well as being an Honorary Reader at the University of Salford. Posted 22 November 2021

Video--Alexandra Carlisle--Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) in FASD

Alexandra Carlisle. Chartered Clinical Psychologist, FASD Specialist Practitioner, and FASD Clinic Lead, HCPC Registered, AFBPsS. Dr Carlisle has over 20 years’ experience of working with individuals with Neurodevelopmental diversity and she has worked in the UK Specialist FASD clinic since 2013. Dr Carlisle has published work in FASD-related peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Child Neuropsychology, and she has presented talks about FASD at international FASD conferences and for organisations such as ACAMHS, ARICD, and Adoption UK. Posted 31 October 2021

Video--Jon Skranes--FASD--diagnosis or not--does it matter?

Dr. Jon Skranes is Senior Consultant in Child Neurology at the Regional Competence Center for children with prenatal alcohol/drug exposure at Sørlandet Hospital in Arendal, Norway. Head of Department of Child Neurology and Rehabilitation at the same hospital and Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway. Posted 31 October 2021

National Health Service, Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Scotland
Missed Periods: Scotland's opportunities for better pregnancies, healthier parents and thriving babies the first time . . . and every time
A primer on preconception health, education and care, 35 pages, 2016. [EN].
Prepared for Pregnancy? Preconception health, education and care in Scotland
Shorter version of the above report, 14 pages, 2016. [EN].

National Health Service, Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland Fetal Alcohol Harm
eLearning resource here.

EUFASD Alliance
Program Third European Conference on FASD, 20-22 October 2014
Program book with abstracts here.

World Health Organization
Guidelines for identification and management of substance use and substance use disorders in pregnancy
[pdf in EN]

World Health Organization
Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2014
[pdf in EN]

British Medical Journal
Part 1. Under the Influence in England [BMJ Commentary]
Part 2. Under the influence: Scotland’s battle over alcohol pricing [pdf]
Part 3. Europe Under the Influence [pdf]

European Institute of Women's Health
Women and Alcohol in the EU
[pdf in EN]

American Academy of Pediatrics
Joint Call to Action on Alcohol and Pregnancy
[More info and pdf] [EN]

EUFASD Alliance
Program Second European Conference on FASD, 22-24 October 2012
Abstracts here.

Summary report Interventions for alcohol dependence in Europe: a missed opportunity to improve public health
[pdf in EN]
Based on the book Alcohol consumption, alcohol dependence and attributable burden of disease in Europe: potential gains from effective intervention for alcohol dependence
[pdf in EN]

World Health Organization
Alcohol in the European Union. Consumption, harm and policy approaches 2012
[More info and pdf] [EN]

World Health Organization
Global Status Report on Alcohol and Health 2011
Includes country profiles.
[More info and pdf] [EN]

EUFASD Alliance
Program First European Conference on FASD, 3-5 November 2010
Includes all abstracts. [pdf in EN]

European Union
Eurobarometer Survey 2009: EU citizen's attitudes towards alcohol
Conducted by TNS Opinion & Social at the request of Directorate General Health and Consumers, published 2010
Full text pdf [EN] [FR]
Eurobarometer Survey 2006: Attitudes towards alcohol
This survey was requested by Directorate General SANCO, published 2007
Full text pdf [EN]

Low dose alcohol exposure during pregnancy - does it harm?
Swedish National Insitute of Public Health, 2009.
[More info and pdf] [EN]

United Kingdom
Reducing Alcohol Harm: health services in England for alcohol misuse.
Comptroller and auditor general, 29 October 2008.
[More info and pdf] [EN]

The Coombe Women's Hospital Study of Alcohol, Smoking, and Illicit Drug Use, 1987-2005.
Published in 2008.
[More info and pdf] [EN]

Does a pint a day affect your child's pay? The effect of prenatal alcohol exposure on adult outcomes.
Institute for Labor Market Policy Evaluation, Sweden, August 2008.
[More info and pdf] [EN]

European Union
Alcohol in Europe.
Prepared for the European Union by the Institute of Alcohol Studies, London, 2006.

Risks of alcohol consumption related to conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Health Council of the Netherlands, 27 January 2005.
[Executive summary in EN]
[Full report in NL]


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