SMMGP March 2019 newsletter

iCAAD London conference 6 – 8 May – exclusive 20% discount for everyone on our mailing list!

Europe’s leading behavioural, mental wellbeing and addictions conference will be held in London over 3 days from Mon 6th May and we are pleased to announce an exclusive 20% discount for everyone signed up to SMMGP/FDAP (including those on our free mailing list). One day registrations welcome. More information and programme here.

SMMGP Premium Membership

Our Premium Membership scheme provides 15 hours of quality CPD annually via regular webinars with experts in the field and a Clinical Update (summary and comment on research papers). Certificates are issued for attendance at webinars on the day, as well as an annual list of CPD for your records. Not yet a Premium Member? Join now

Premium Membership webinars in March:  

There is still time to register for this month’s webinar!

Opioid Substitution Good Practice - Pete Burkinshaw, PHE Lead for Alcohol and Drug Treatment and Recovery will present on PHE's quality improvement programme to support services to improve the quality of treatment so that people understand how their treatment works and stay with it. 

If you wish to register to attend this webinar, please email [email protected] to request the link. Please note: You are required to have Premium Membership. 

Premium Membership webinars now available to watch back include:

Working with homelessness and alcohol and other drug problems 
Anna Hiley, CEO & GPwSI,Inclusion Healthcare Social Enterprise CIC takes us through some of the issues of working with people with alcohol and other drug problems who are homeless. 1 hour of CPD

Titrating OST in prisons
This webinar focuses on issues regarding titration of opioid substitution treatment in prisons and secure environments. 1 hour of CPD.

Please note: We have moved our SMMGP Premium Membership CPD to a new platform, MeWe. In order for you to access the CPD, we need to send an invitation to you to join the new platform. Please email [email protected] if you have current SMMGP Premium Membership and would like access.

Free webinars

We are pleased to offer free to access webinars:

Buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settings: the real picture 13.05.19

Hear our expert panel led by Dr Jake Hard, (Lead, RCGP Secure Environments Group) discuss buprenorphine prescribing in criminal justice settings in both secure environments and the community. Register now:

Compassionate Pragmatism – an integrative harm reduction approach to treating problematic substance use – recorded version now online.

If you missed last month’s free webinar by Dr Andrew Tatarsky Ph.D,. Founder and Director, Center for Optimal Living, NYC; you can watch and listen to a recorded version here.

What’s on?

Upcoming events

iCAAD London Conference 6th to 8th May. 20% discount for SMMGP/FDAP members.

Manchester Metropolitan University SUAB (Substance Use and Addictive Behaviours Research Group) FREE seminar on Novel Psychoactive Substances Wed 27th March

Manchester Metropolitan University SUAB (Substance Use and Addictive Behaviours Research Group) Long term Recovery and Identity Thurs 28th March

NMP seminar – National Substance Misuse Non-medical Prescribing Forum (Scotland) seminar on Thurs 28th March.

More info on our Events page.


Revoco Recruitment is part of the Revoco Healthcare Group - a leading provider in bespoke addiction and mental health services worldwide.

South East Asia counsellor

Live-in therapists Europe - Salary approx 10,000 Euros per month

UK treatment centre counsellor

Inpatient rehab facility in Thailand 

Vacancy: SMMGP Board Trustee

Would you like to be a Trustee of our charity? We have a vacancy on our Board for a Trustee who can take on the role of Treasurer and join our small and friendly Board team.

Please email Hesketh Emden on [email protected] for more information. 

Note our new street address:

We have changed our postal address:

SMMGP/FDAP, Suite 277, 8 Shoplatch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY1 1HF