National Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescribing Forum (NSM...
National Substance Misuse Non-Medical Prescribing Forum (NSMNMPF) now incorporated on SMMGP's website.
Primary and secondary care via the 12 Steps
This article and the accompanying infographic developed by Broadway Lodge explains the “Primary Care” and “Secondary Care” aspects of the well-known 12 Step programme. (25.10.17)
The role of nurses in alcohol and drug treatment services
Guidance for commissioners, providers and clinicians on role of nurses in alcohol and drug treatment in England. (24.10.17)
Masterclass - advances in clinical practice for older people...
This RCPsych Masterclass will update on best practice in the assessment, treatment and care of older people with substance misuse. The event will be held over 2 days on 15 and 16 F...
A winning training event and thoughts on workforce issues
Musings on workforce after a recent London training event on Opioid Substitution Treatment and choices. (10.10.17)
A questionnaire for providers on apprenticeships in the drug...
Help shape apprenticeships in the drug and alcohol sector (Now closed).
Communication re Prenoxad (naloxone) labelling
Correction made to Prenoxad Injection labelling. Product use and dosing schedule remain unchanged. (04.10.17)
"Mind the gap" – ask about pauses in breathing and snoring i...
Dr Kirstie Anderson from the Regional Sleep Service, Newcastle writes for us on the often-overlooked problems with sleep, and patients on opioids. (27.09.17)
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.
Compassion fatigue in health professionals working in drug a...
We are pleased to support research at Lancaster University on the above topic.
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.