Instructions for Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice professionals

Who is the E-Drink-Check for?

The E-Drink-Check is for anyone that you feel would benefit from knowing more about their drinking. They may be already experiencing problems with alcohol or at risk of doing so if they continue to drink at the same level.

How does it work?

Users can assess their drinking anonymously – as well as their general health - and receive instant online feedback. They can register to keep track of their drinking and to use the self-help ‘Down Your Drink’ programme.

Promoting the E-Drink-Check in your surgery or service

RBK’s Public Health Team have a number of posters, flyers and scratch cards that can be made available to GP patients and pharmacy customers with details of the E-Drink-Check web address. Please contact us for details.

The Referral Code system

RBK’s Public Health Team have a referral code system that links E-Drink-Check users with uptake of particular services. This helps RBK understand which services E-Drink-Check users have accessed.

General Practice - How can I refer patients to the E-Drink-Check?

RBK’s Public Health Team have a number of flyers that can be given out to patients with details of the E-Drink-Check web address.

If you have been given a Referral Code by RBK’s Public Health Team, please add this code in the Referral Code Box on the flyer. The patient will then enter this code when using the E-Drink-Check at home. This helps identify that the patient came from your surgery.

Pharmacy - Completing the E-Drink-Check with customers

If you have been given a Referral Code by RBK’s Public Health Team, please add this code in the Referral Code Box on the flyer. The customer will then enter this code when using the E-Drink-Check at home. This helps identify that the customer came from your pharmacy.