NHS creates new licensing role

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has created a new role to focus specifically on alcohol licensing in the Glasgow area.

Sarah Graham, who previously worked with the NHS as a health improvement lead, has been appointed to the new position of health improvement lead for alcohol licensing.
The role has been joint-funded by the Glasgow City Community Planning Partnership (CPP) and the Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP).
NHSGGC said the licensing lead will “provide specialist advice and represent the NHS and the wider ADP at Glasgow city licensing board and forum”. The role will last initially for 15 months, after which it will be evaluated to “examine its effectiveness”.
SLTA boss Paul Waterson said the appointment could be positive for the licensed trade in Glasgow if Graham “can look at each licence application on its own merits”.