Welcome to 2020 – happy new year to everyone.

Free webinar

Medical cannabis and drug policy

Tue 4 Feb, 7pm - 8pm

Presenter: Professor David Nutt
Chair: Dr Steve Brinksman, Medical Director SMMGP

This webinar will cover policy regarding access to medical cannabis in the UK.

Watch now (This webinar is now passed but can still be watched).

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Management of complex alcohol patients

Mon, Feb 3, 4pm - 5pm

Presenter: Dr Emily Finch, Clinical Director, Southwark, Central Acute and Addictions Directorate South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

What makes a patient complex and; what are the strategies we can use to work with this group?

Falling between services: providing integrated care for older people with alcohol problems

Wed, Mar 11, 10am - 11am

Presenter: Dr Tony Rao, Consultant, Community Mental Health Team for Older Adults,
This webinar will cover: identifying older people with alcohol problems, including atypical presentations, and special considerations for older people in assessment and intervention.

What about the other drugs? The management of other substances for patients on opioid substitution treatment

Wed, Mar 18, 2020 11am - 12pm

Presenter: Dr Martyn Hull, Medical Director, Turning Point will discuss how to manage the use of drugs other than opioids for people on opioid substitute treatment.

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Post-it from practice: one small step

Every opportunity, however slight, can be an important healthcare moment, says Dr Steve Brinksman. Read Steve's latest article.


St Werburgh’s Medical Practice (Chester) for the Homeless are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated GP to join our established team. We are looking for an individual, who relishes a challenge and has a keen interest in complex homeless patients.
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From the SMMGP / FDAP Team