NSMNMPF Acute Hospital Setting Specialist Interest Group
Our first meeting will be on Friday 6th October 2017 in York.
A critical review of the 2017 UK Drug Strategy
Commentary on the UK Drug Strategy by eight of the UK's leading harm reduction and drug treatment organisations.
Alcohol related brain damage (ARBD)
Professor Ken Wilson, Consultant Psychiatrist and specialist in alcohol related brain damage writes on this complex subject.
DrugFAM 2017 Conference - "Lives Worth Talking About"
DrugFAM's 9th annual conference for those bereaved by addiction. Saturday 14.10.17 Holiday Inn, High Wycombe, HP11 1TL.
Compassion fatigue in health professionals working in drug a...
We are pleased to support research at Lancaster University on the above topic.
Twisted Wires: a book review
Twisted wires by Sarina Wheatman: an exploration of the many puzzling and complex aspects of addiction
Apprenticeships: an opportunity for change
The latest developments on apprenticeships in the drug and alcohol sector.
Alcohol and nutrition among homeless people: two sides of th...
New research finds nutrient deficiencies in heavy drinking homeless people, but evidence is limited. Health complications caused by nutritional deficiencies in homeless problem-dri...
SMMGP response to the 2017 Drug Strategy
Whilst many of the Drug Strategy’s ambitions are good, it frustratingly does not provide a realistic direction for how they will be delivered.
Drug Misuse and Dependence: UK Guidelines on Clinical Manage...
The update to "Drug Misuse and Dependence: UK Guidelines on Clinical Management" has been published.
Report Illicit Drug Reactions (RIDR)
Read about Public Health England's "yellow card" system to Report Illicit Drug Reactions (RIDR). On 22 March 2017, PHE launched a pilot of a national system for reporting the adver...
SMMGP London workshop: Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST): ...
Wed 27.09.17 - free event in London for GPs, Allied Health Practitioners, CCG drug leads.
RCGP Certificate - Management of Alcohol Problems in Primary...
Misuse of alcohol: dealing with the consequences for physical and mental health and the impact on society is a challenge for everybody working in healthcare.
Over the counter painkiller addiction
Steve Brinksman, GP, writes about a patient with an addiction to over-the-counter painkillers.