Letters Benefits and alcoholics

Feasibility study

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1897 (Published 12 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1897
  1. Woody Caan, professor of public health1
  1. 1Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge CB1 1PT
  1. woody.caan{at}anglia.ac.uk

    Thank you, BMJ, for alerting thousands of doctors to the latest proposal from the secretary of state for work and pensions1: to remove benefits from “alcoholics” so they “get sober, get their life back and get back to work.”2 The government is also going to stimulate some new research on …

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