SMMGP supports primary care based treatment for problematic drug and alcohol use.
Please see the Project Aims page for further details of our aims.
SMMGP core team consists of Steve Brinksman, Clinical Lead, Kate Halliday, Policy and Development Manager, Elsa Browne, Project Manager. The team is ably supported by Adam Bull, Administrator and e-Learning Supprt.
Steve Brinksman, Clinical Lead for SMMGP, has been a GP in Quinton in Birmingham for over 20 years, working with drug and alcohol users from the beginning. Steve's career has included working in both adult and young people community drug teams and he was one of two lead GPs in substance misuse employed by Birmingham DAT to develop the highly successful primary care based drug treatment model in that city.
He is the Birmingham DAAT alcohol lead for primary care and is also a GPwSI in South Birmingham. He has been the RCGP's regional lead in substance misuse for the West Midlands since 2004.
The wider team
SMMGP has a tradition of using a team of primary care experts who support the project in a variety of ways including website/forum moderation, editorial input for Network newsletter, delivering training on special interest subjects, and producing the regular Clinical and Policy Updates. This team currently includes GPs Chris Ford, Judith Yates, Euan Lawson and pharmacist Kevin Ratcliffe. We have ongoing close links with RCGP SMAH, as well as many other organisations, creating a vibrant and supportive network.
In December 2011, SMMGP became a registered charity and a Board was appointed. SMMGP Board Members are listed below.
- CHAIR: Andre Geel (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Central Cluster Lead, CNWL Foundation Trust)
- Jim Barnard (Service Manager)
- April Wareham (Independent Consultant)
SMMGP Annual General Meeting
The 2015 SMMGP Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 1 December at 4pm
Venue: Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford Street, South Bank, London SE1 9NH
The 2015 AGM Agenda can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format:
- 2015 SMMGP AGM - Agenda (PDF, 46K)
This is an open meeting. For more information, please contact the SMMGP Operational Lead.
SMMGP Annual General meeting 2014
The 2014 SMMGP Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 23 October following the SMMGP 9th National Primary Care Devlopment Conference.
The 2014 AGM Notes and Activity Report can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format:
SMMGP Annual General meeting 2013
The 2013 SMMGP Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 24 October following the SMMGP 8th National Primary Care Devlopment Conference.
The 2013 AGM Minutes can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format:
- 2013 SMMGP AGM Minutes (PDF, 78K)
SMMGP Annual General meeting 2012
The 2012 SMMGP Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 25 October following the SMMGP 7th National Primary Care Devlopment Conference.
The 2012 AGM Minutes can be downloaded below in Adobe Acrobat PDF format:
- 2012 SMMGP AGM Minutes (PDF, 79K)