Alcohol Nurse Specialist
I am an alcohol nurse specialist RMN with over 20 years’ experience in hospital liaison roles.
Between 1998 and 2010 at St Mary’s Hospital, I provided substance misuse input and brief advice / brief interventions (Paddington Alcohol Test).
From 2010 at St George’s Hospital, we established alcohol liaison for emergency and acute medical departments. Working with Wandsworth’s assertive outreach team to help frequent attendees.
I chair Public Health England’s London Alcohol Care Team Forum.
My other area of interest is substance use in mental health (dual diagnosis), and I am a member of the RCN’s Mental Health Forum committee.
Since February 2014, I have worked within the psychiatric liaison team at Northwick Park Hospital, working for CNWL NHS Trust Mental Health Services.