Addiction to prescribed medication conference

Come and listen to some dynamic speakers with a snappy, action-packed agenda:

  • Dr James Taylor BSc MBChB MRCS FRCA FFPMRCA FFICM Consultant in Pain Management, Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia. Associate Medical Director at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust. Seminar: A series of case-based discussions to improve prescribing of strong opioids and gabapentinoids for chronic non-cancer pain and to guide strong opioid reduction in primary care. Please bring a case you are finding challenging. James is a Member of Professional Standards Committee for Faculty of Pain Medicine RCoA. Co-editor of Core Standards in Pain Management service in UK RCoA. Co-author Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthesia Services (GPAS) Guidance on the Provision of Anaesthesia Services for Acute Pain Services. Pain in a secure environment RCoA/PHE faculty member.
  • Dr Soraya Mayet BSc, MBBS, PGCert, FRCPsych, MD Consultant Psychiatrist Addictions. Humber NHS FT/Honorary Senior Lecturer – HYMS. Lecture.
  • Dr Joanne Thomas, Associate Medical Director, Spectrum. Experienced Researcher, Lead and Practitioner in General Practice, CDTS and Secure Environments. Lecture: Focussing on Medicolegal aspects of prescribing at this conference.
  • Dr Sarah Alderson, GP and NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care. Researcher, Lecturer and GP, Seminar: Reducing harmful opioid prescribing in Primary Care. The majority of opioid prescribing occurs in primary care for chronic pain. The number of patients taking long-term opioids has doubled in the past five years and those taking strong opioids has increased 10-fold. With one-quarter of patients taking opioids above levels recommended by national guidelines, there is a pressing need to address prescribing in primary care. Dr Alderson will explain how the Campaign to Reduce Opioid Prescribing in West Yorkshire successfully reduced opioid prescriptions for chronic pain in primary care using case studies and example practices.
  • Mr Graeme Dixon – Service manager for Agencia. He leads the team in delivering the Opioid and Analgesic Dependence project which has attracted regional and national interest and won an award at the RCGP Substance Misuse Conference. Seminar: Getting ahead of the Game. In this seminar, Graeme will share the experience of creating and running a service specifically designed to identify patients at risk of developing an addiction to prescribed and over-the-counter painkillers. It includes case studies, outcomes, results and some myth-busting. The seminar is highly interactive with a focus on how behaviours can be changed for the benefit of patients and health professionals.
  • Dr. Dan Roper – Chair Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (C.C.G). Dan was born in Hull. After graduating at Edinburgh University he completed his GP training in Hull and then worked in the city as a GP for 30 years. He was involved in the training of new GPs for 25 years and medical students for over 10 years. The interpretation of art and culture in the context of understanding human behaviour and change has always been an interest and has been integrated into his educational methods. Hull CCG was a committed sponsor of the Hull City of Culture and Dan spoke about Arts and the NHS at the Hull Substance Festival Dan cares deeply about improving the city’s health and has a long history of working with local organisations to promote health issues and equality of opportunity.