Profile

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 and I now specialise in drug and alcohol treatment.

I currently work for Humankind providing specialist clinical support to clinicians and clinical teams across the country and also for Spectrum in HMP Durham where I do clinical work as a substance misuse specialist.

• I am a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and also a fellow of the Royal College of Psychciatrists

• I have worked in every tier of substance misuse service provision both in the NHS, Secure environments and in the independent sector. I am comfortable in local, regional and national arenas.

• 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.  I am a specialist clinical advisor for the RCGP . I have also reviewed papers for the BMJ and I was part of the GMC reference community of doctors. I am a trainer for the RCGP part 1 certificates in substance misuse and alcohol treatment.

• 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.

The views and comments on this website are my own, and not made on behalf of, or speaking for, or representing any other organisation.