Regional Aim: To increase vaccination uptake in pregnancy to 90% uptake by 2020 and to 95% uptake by 2025.


All maternity staff should undertake Alcohol Brief Intervention (ABI) training annually and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) training every three years.

The LMS recommends that this should be an initial two hour, face to face training session that will be provided in-house.  A refresher/electronic version of this is available on the PowerPoint linked below.

Training Refresher

Useful links

Information on Balance who work in partnership with local authorities and the NHS in the Northeast.

FASD information

Useful documents

Regional Pathway

Antenatal ABI Briefing Paper NHS

NE regional alcohol in pregnancy identification tool

NE regional maternity audit and recommendations (June 2018)

UK Chief Medical Officers Alcohol Guidelines Review Summary of the proposed new guidelines – January 2016

Delivering an alcohol brief intervention training material