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Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

ABSG progress report 2020

  1. Contents
  2. Delays in supporting research

Delays in supporting research

GREO are currently undertaking a rapid review of international evidence on international best practice for treatment and support of gambling harms87. This follows the failure of a research project by University of Huddersfield, commissioned by GambleAware to answer the same questions88. When complete, the GREO work will help make greater use of international research.

The delays and failures of these research projects limit opportunities to take evidence-based decisions about future treatment provision. This suggests there are weaknesses in the current system of commissioning and quality assurance of research via a small charity funded by voluntary industry donations.


87 Treatment, GREO

88 The failure of this project to meet publishable quality standards demonstrates concerns previously flagged about GambleAware’s capacity to commission and quality assure research. Advice on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms, RGSB, February 2019

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