A very warm welcome to SMMGP this issue, who join our merry band of partner organisations. The ten-year-old organisation for Substance Misuse Management in General Practice has done much to put GP involvement on the map.
Ten years ago, the relationship between service users and their GP was often an uneasy one. These days SMMGP see a bright future for primary care drug treatment, and if the enthusiasm of delegates at the recent RCGP is anything to go by, there’s every reason to be optimistic. The
workshop which found a meeting of minds between GPs and service users is particularly encouraging – see page 12.