Dr Linda Harris, Medical Director
Linda has been the Medical Director of RCGP Substance Misuse and Associated Health (SMAH) since 2005. SMAH programmes provide the skills and capabilities to meet the increasingly complex case management associated with managing the range of substance misuse issues in society. She is leading a strong team of expert trainers and tutors that deliver courses and develop new projects to meet educational needs.
Prof. Mark Gabbay, Academic Lead
Mark is the Clinical Academic Lead for SMAH and the Head of Department of Health Services Research. His research interests focus primarily on health services research in general, substance misuse, mental health and fitness for work. He leads the Fit for Work Research Group based in Liverpool University.
Dr Nat Wright, Clinical Lead for Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse Part 1 and Part 2
Nat has been with the team since 2008 as Clinical Lead for Drugs Part 2 and has recently taken over Part 1. His role is to ensure that the courses reflect both development in policy and the evidence base. Nat is pursuing international opportunities to share this knowledge.
Dr Carsten Grimm, Clinical Lead for Management of Alcohol Misuse
Carsten is the current Clinical Lead for Alcohol and co-led with Dr Jack Leach from 2009 until this year. He is working as Clinical Lead for the alcohol services in Kirklees. His main clinical interests are medical assisted withdrawal and treatment of alcohol dependence in primary and secondary care.
- RCGP SMAH Team
- Lorna Boothe, Courses and Seminar Manager for Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse Part 1 and Part 2
- Robel Eyob, Programme Coordinator, Management of Alcohol Misuse, Hepatitis B and C and Sexual Health (ICSH)
- Chantal Touchette, Team Administrator
- Danielle Allen, Team Administrator
Bank of SMAH representatives
SMAH operates a bank of clinicians with specialist expertise in substance misuse and sexual health. The bank works very closely with the clinical leads to deliver the vision and mission of promoting the wellbeing and recovery of individuals through education and training. The clinicians also work closely with local area providers to develop local knowledge and expertise. In return we offer excellent opportunities to network in this area and influence local and government policy and work with specialists in the field. To apply to become a representative, email firstname.lastname@example.org.