Publications and Links


SMMGP (Substance Misuse Management in General Practice)

There is a thread in the online forums about competent compassion and a lot of other useful information and expert opinion on this well respected website:

RCGP Curriculum Statement on the Care of People who Misuse Drugs and Alcohol

This is the statement I authored over the last year and it mentions competence and compassion in the “attitudinal features” section in particular. Overall, it outlines the competencies that GPs should have in this field.

“Findings” summary and comment on the Strang report 2012 –

“Findings” report about serious concerns over commissioning for “successful completions” – June 2015 –


Letter in the eBMJ 8 August 2008

Letter in the December 2014 issue of Drink and Drugs News

Letter in the eBMJ 9 January 2015 –

Letter in the eBMJ 17 February 2015 –

Article in the April 2015 issue of Drink and Drugs news –

Letter in the eBMJ 17 April 2015 –

An overview of Addiction from a Christian point of view May 2015 –

How substance misuse services work in the UK – and how to make them better –

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