The Alcohol Health Florey Survey is based on the standard AUDIT-C questions. This article details what the patient will see in the text, and what gets written to the record for their responses. 

Enrolment SMS: "Hi/Dear Name,

I'd like you to complete some questions about your alcohol consumption. Please follow this link (link will be autogenerated here). You need internet on your phone (otherwise use a computer or contact reception).

Thanks, Sender Name"

Codes added:
Self-monitoring of alcohol intake - 439903005
Alcohol consumption - 160573003

First page of questionnaire:

Hi Name,

This questionnaire from your GP will ask you about how you are managing your health. It should take no longer than three minutes to complete. The questions may mention any long-term conditions that you have.

This survey is operated by accuRx.

Are you happy to proceed?

Question 1: What is your date of birth? (this is used for patient authentication)

  • Day Month Year

Question 2: Do you drink alcohol?

  • Yes
  • No (questionnaire ends)

Question 3: How often do you have a drink containing alcohol? (If selected "yes" to previous question only)

  • Never¬†
  • Monthly or less
  • 2-4 times per month
  • 2-3 times per week
  • 4 or more times per week

When saved back to record - "Frequency of drinking alcohol: 2-4 times per month"

Question 4: How many units containing alcohol do you drink on a typical day when you were drinking? (1 pint of beer is approximately two units, and one small glass of wine is 1 unit)

  • 1 or 2 units (Light drinker - 1-2u/day - 160575005)
  • 3 or 4 units (Moderate drinker - 3-6u/day - 160576006)
  • 5 or 6 units (Moderate drinker - 3-6u/day - 160576006)
  • 7 to 9 units (Heavy drinker - 7-9u/day - 160577002)
  • 10 or more units (Very heavy drinker - greater than 9 units/day - 160578007)

When saved back to record - "Units of alcohol drunk on a typical day: 3-4 units"

Question 5: How often did you have 6 or more units if female, or 8 or more if male, on a single occasion in the past year?

  • Never
  • Less than monthly
  • Monthly
  • Weekly
  • Daily or almost daily

When saved back to record - "Drank greater than 6/8(F/M) units in the past year: Monthly"

After pressing "Submit":

Thank you for completing this questionnaire. Your practice will review this information in the next 28 days and be in touch if further action is required. As always, please contact reception if you need to speak to a clinician.

If you are interested in cutting down on your alcohol intake, here are some tips on cutting down, local services and general advice: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-support/tips-on-cutting-down-alcohol/

Code added:
Health education - alcohol - 408947007

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