Dr Joss Bray

• I am a doctor with extensive experience and expertise across a wide range of medical practice including psychiatry, general practice and substance misuse.

• I am a fellow of the RCGP and a member of the RCPsych

• I have worked in every tier of service provision both in the NHS and in the independent sector. I am comfortable in local, regional and national arenas and in a corporate business environment.

• I have a national profile and recognised expertise in drug and alcohol treatment and I have helped to produce NICE guidelines and I wrote the RCGP curriculum for treating people with drug and alcohol problems.

• Following on from those, I am a specialist clinical advisor for the RCGP as well as being on the NICE evidence resource reference group. I have also reviewed papers for the BMJ and I was part of the GMC reference community of doctors. I am also a member of the Northern Clinical Senate assembly.

• I have had letters published in various national publications and I have written online magazine articles. I have presented at local and national meetings and I have also been interviewed several times on BBC local radio.

• I particularly enjoy teaching and interactive seminars and I am very keen on team working and building good relationships.

• My personal ethos is “competent compassion” – doctors need both competence and compassion to do an excellent job, and I always seek to grow these values in my personal and professional life.

I am currently the Clinical Lead for Drug and Alcohol Recovery Teams in the North East Prison cluster – employed by Spectrum Community Health CIC. The views and comments on this website are my own, and not made on behalf of, or speaking for, or representing Spectrum or any other organisation.