C114, Middlesex University, The Burroughs, London NW44BT
Keynote speaker: Professor Ann Roche, Director National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, Flinders University, Australia.
The conference will address issues such as the increasing professionalisation of the workforce in the substance use field; what is meant by work force development (eg. capacity, capability, skills); the need to consider the individual worker, the organisation and the wider treatment system; worker welfare and issues such as 'burn out'; the political, economic and social influences on workforce development; where we have been, where we are and where we are going.
Welcome and aims of the conference.
Conference chairperson: Jan Williams, Dean, School of Health and Education.
Challenges and responses
Two keynote speakers discuss the challenges and national level responses:
Prof Ann Roche, Director National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction, Flinders University, Australia.
Identifying and Overcoming The Complexities and Conundrums of Workforce
Development: Global Perspectives and Some Pacific Rim Illustrations.
George Burton, Workforce Development Programme Manager, Scottish Drugs Forum.
What's this thing called Workforce Development? A Scottish Perspective.
The changing face of the ‘addiction workforce’
Dr. Kostas Agath, EMBA, FRCPsych, Medical Director, Addaction.
Addiction Specialist Doctors: An Endangered Species.
Dr. Sarah Galvani, Professor of Adult Social Care, Department of Social Care and
Social Work, Manchester Metropolitan University.
Swimming against the tide? Social work and substance use.
Dr. Christopher Whiteley, Trust Deputy Head of Psychology, Consultant Clinical
Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
The contribution of applied psychologists to recovery oriented substance misuse
Dr. Carmel Clancy, Head of Department of Mental Health, Social Work and
Integrative Medicine, Middlesex University and Mike Flanagan, FRCN,
Consultant Nurse and Clinical Lead: Substance Misuse Services, Surrey & Borders
Partnership NHS Foundation Trust & Chair of the Non-Medical Prescribing
Addiction nursing: a case for safeguarding?
Tea followed by a panel discussion
Close of conference
The event is free to attend, but booking is required as numbers are limited. Please contact Leeann Bradley for more information and to register your attendance.