The RCN is seeking the views of its members on alcohol and the drinks industry.
The college is conducting a survey on what nurses’ think should be included in the government’s new code of practice for the drinks industry.
The Home Office launched a consultation on the code in May, which closes on 5 August. It is intended to ‘ensure those who sell and supply alcohol do so responsibly, in order to prevent alcohol-related crime, disorder and nuisance’.
They state that they believe that ‘alcohol in moderation is enjoyable for many people, but also recognises that drinking alcohol to excess can cause harm to individuals and society as a whole’.
‘We believe society would benefit if levels of binge and harmful drinking could be reduced,’ they add, saying they hope the code ‘will put an end to irresponsible sales promotions and empower consumers to exercise more choice’.