Drinkaware has appointed a panel of medical experts to improve its understanding of alcohol misuse.

Six advisory panel members whose expertise includes mental health, accidents and emergencies, public health and oral cancer have committed to giving advice to the alcohol awareness charity for at least a year, under the direction of Drinkaware chief medical adviser Professor Paul Wallace. 

"Providing consumers with best evidence about the health implications of drinking to excess is a key factor in helping to reduce the harm alcohol can cause," said Wallace. 

"I'm delighted to be working with a panel of experts across the field who can ensure that the people visiting the Drinkaware website and interacting with the charity's campaigns keep abreast of all the best-quality information in order to protect their own health and well-being."