Anthony Gartland

About me and my practice

Currently the Lead Nurse- Alcohol Care Team at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, Surrey.

Qualified RMN and specialised in addictions in 2006.

Finalist Team of the Year Nursing Times Award 2017 Chief Nurse of England Silver Award 2019 Winner HSJ Patient Safety Awards 2020- Changing Culture award Currently support to both inpatients and outpatients with alcohol use disorders including assessment and management of pre and post liver transplant patients.

I offer in house support as well as referral to community services, both statutory and voluntary. NCFE registered counselling skills Published data at BASl, EASL and AASLD Provide a virtual clinic for those seen for elective surgery.

Outline of offer and experience

Qualified as an RMN in 1999. Worked in general mental health including community, inpatient and forensic for 13 years.

Previously worked/managed an inpatient drug and alcohol service (Windmill House) 2006-2014.

Current Lead Nurse managing an alcohol liaison team in a general hospital 2014-current

Chair of the Surrey Alcohol Liaison Nurse Forum

Steering Committee member for the Drink Talking Portal

Clinical and Management supervisor Student mentor/sign off supervisor Presentations at both local and national forums Teaching and training of clinical staff BBV screening and testing Executive member at BSCMHSA- supported at House of Lords CQC Specialist Advisor

List of specialist areas

  • Substance Misuse
  • Addiction - CBT approach 
  • Support
  • Liver disease related to alcohol use
  • Mental health

Contact details


Tel: 01483 571 122 (x6623)