Substances involved in addiction may include alcohol, illicit drugs, prescribed or over-the-counter medication, and volatile solvents.
There are a range of treatment options, from advice and information, to psychological and pharmacological treatments. Treatment may include drug substitution or detoxification regimes.
Patient needs may involve wider healthcare professionals such as GPs, hospital-based specialists in liver disease, HIV, and mental health teams, etc. We also work with other professionals and disciplines to address social, housing and employment problems.
|Member||Year of joining||Position|
|Prof. Julia Sinclair||2018 (E)||Chair|
|Dr Emily Finch||2018 (E)||Vice Chair|
|Dr Konstantinos Agathokleous||2016 (E)||Financial Officer|
|Dr Cyrus Abbasian||2018 (E)||Committee Member|
|Mr Owen Baily||2014||User/Carer Representative|
|Dr Prunwat Bijral||2018 (E)||Committee Member|
|Dr Henrietta Bowden Jones||2014 (C)||Committee Member|
|Dr Sally Braithwaite||2018 (E)||Committee Member|
|Dr David Bremner||2018 (C)||Committee Member|
|Ms Jayne Brown||2016||Carers Representative|
|Mr Peter Burkinshaw||2007 (O)||Committee Member|
|Dr Edward Day||2018 (E)||Committee Member|
|Dr Jonathan Dewhurst||2018 (C)||Committee Manager|
|Ms Diane Goslar||2007||User/Carer Representative|
|Dr William Gregg||2018 (C)||Northern Ireland|
|Dr Deborah Judge||2017 (C)||Committee Member|
|Dr Francis Keaney||2018 (E)||Committee Member|
|Dr Matthew Kelleher||2018 (C)||PTC Rep|
|Dr Ahmed Khan||2018 (C)||Scotland|
|Dr Jane Marshall||2018 (E)||Committee Member|
|Dr Annie McCloud||2016 (E)||Committee Member|
|Dr Jan Melichar||2018 (E)||Committee Member|
|Dr Donna Mullen||2018 (E)||Committee Member|
|Ms Sara Muzira||2016||Carers Representative|
|Dr Aideen O'Kane||2017 (E)||Committee Member|
|Dr Ranjini Raghavendra Rao||2018 (C)||Wales|
|Dr Tony Rao||2016 (E)||Committee Member|
|Dr Peter Rice||2016 (C)||Committee Member|
|Dr Sarah Welch||2018 (E)||Committee Member|
Our liaison group aims to ensure that the executive committee takes account of patients’ and carers’ views.
It meets three times a year in advance of executive committee meetings to discuss relevant aspects of their work.
It also undertakes projects of its own from time to time, for example podcasts about patient and carer experiences.