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Table 1 Key milestones in updating UK lower risk drinking guidelines (2012–2016)

From: Exposure to revised drinking guidelines and ‘COM-B’ determinants of behaviour change: descriptive analysis of a monthly cross-sectional survey in England

Milestone Date
Review of lower risk drinking guidelines announced March 2012
Expert group assessment of the need to update the guidelines 2013–2014
Guidelines development group considered the evidence and produced advice on revisions to the guidelines 2014–2015
Publication of proposed revisions January 2016
Public consultation on the clarity of the guidelines concluded April 2016
Final guidelines released August 2016