GP’s award-winning alcohol service scrapped ‘despite saving NHS £500,000 a year’

Dr Arun Aggarwal, the GP who founded the service at his practice with a recovered alcoholic in 2000, said that while neighbouring areas had seen alcohol-related admissions grow by 6% a year, admissions in Huntingdon were falling. He “almost feels like quitting” after the scheme was decommissioned in an NHS so-called cost-cutting drive.