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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms 2019 to 2022

The sole aim of this three-year (2019 to 2022) National Strategy was to move faster and go further to reduce gambling harms.

Realising the aim

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A range of bodies across Great Britain, including Public Health England and Wales, NHS Health Scotland , Scottish Public Health Network, the Department for Education, and those gambling charities and experts by experience are actively working in the area of prevention and education and have a critical role to continue to support this work and help coordinate and target activity.

Work is already underway in England, Scotland and Wales. For example, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) assessment of gambling harms, the Public Health England evidence review of health aspects of gambling harms, and the NIHR call for proposals to measure the effect of prevention interventions.

Over the life of the strategy, research, expertise and action by all parties will need to be shared to inform the ongoing approach.

This increasing body of evidence will inform a collective prevention plan, which will consider appropriate options for delivering a range of interventions, and how they can be delivered most effectively.

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