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Letters Gambling

Gambling related harm: we lack longitudinal data

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 04 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5295
  1. Stephanie Bramley, research associate,
  2. Jill Manthorpe, professor of social work,
  3. Caroline Norrie, research fellow
  1. NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit, The Policy Institute, King’s College London, Virginia Woolf Building, 22 Kingsway, London WC2B 6LE, UK
  1. stephanie.bramley{at}

Gambling related harm seems to be a surprise to UK parliamentarians, NHS bodies, and even the Gambling Commission.1 But soon we might be overloaded with reports.

Already this year there have been three UK consultations about different aspects of gambling—online gambling,2 the prospect of longitudinal research into gambling related harm (NatCen Social Research, personal communication, 2019), and a new national strategy to reduce gambling related harm.3 Two other consultations are now closed—gambling …

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