Jan Melichar

Clinical Lead for Opioid Treatment & Substance Misuse Liaison

Contact: jan.melichar@gmail.com

Biography

I have had a diverse, portfolio career, working across academia, the NHS and industry, including setting up a medical start up and being a HEFCE “New Blood” Clinical Senior Lecturer. I have developed numerous protocols, including the Buprenorphine Front-loading “Detox-in-a-Box” detoxification protocol – extensively used in the UK – and the Buvidal (long acting injectable Buprenorphine) rapid 24/96 protocol. In 2020, due to Covid-19, I led a funding bid to Welsh Government asking for country wide funding of Buvidal. This was fully funded – to date, I have given several hundred injections to a diverse range of patients.