Addiction Professionals are delighted to work together with NSMNMPF to re-launch its activities. This forum was established many years ago with the aim of providing a peer support network and learning opportunities for NMPs, of whom there were very few at the time. Fast forward to today and the majority of independent prescribers actively working in the drug and alcohol sector are now NMPs. As such, the forum has become more and more important.

NSMNMPF Chair Kevin Ratcliffe says

“The forum’s membership is also its strength as NMPs come together from all sectors, including (but not limited to) the NHS, specialist third sector providers, secure environments, research and academia. All are welcome, and this diverse mix of prescribers allows for sharing of best practice and new ideas. There is a wealth of experience here. The forum has provided a number of opportunities for NMPs in this field to learn from experts and from each other. As in so many areas of life, the recent pandemic has frustrated efforts to do this as much as we would like, but we are now back and eager to take this forward again. We are now working together with our colleagues at Addiction Professionals to re-launch the forum and to get us back together again. There are plans in development for the next meeting to be in March 2023 – watch this space!”

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