Substance Misuse Management in General Practice (SMMGP) is changing its name to Addiction Professionals, the organisation has announced. The grassroots GP network recently held its 25th annual Managing Drug and Alcohol Problems in Primary Care joint conference with RCGP (DDN April, page 10, and DDN May, pages 10, 13 and 18) and in 2017 also took over the functions of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP).
The decision to re-brand was taken to ‘reflect the growth and prominence’ of this joint organisation, it says, as the membership now encompasses GPs, counsellors, psychiatrists, psychologists, keyworkers, pharmacists, social workers, nurses and mentors.
‘As Addiction Professionals we offer a range of membership options to support practitioners throughout their careers, from voluntary registration and accreditation in our role as regulatory body, to regular continuing professional development through news, networking and education,’ the organisation states. ‘We have an extensive network of members from a wide range of professions and settings in the addictions field. We aim to raise and uphold high standards and quality in the addictions workforce.’