Event Overview

The 27th Managing Drug and Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Conference will take place on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 March 2023 in London.

This will be an in-person conference taking place at the RCGP flagship building 30 Euston Square. However, we will also be streaming the auditorium live for those who are unable to attend in person. All sessions will also be recorded and uploaded for all registrants to view for 6 months post event, this will include workshop sessions. *Please note we endeavour to upload content as quickly as possible after the conference, but it typically takes 2 weeks.

This joint RCGP and Addiction Professionals Managing Drug & Alcohol Problems in Primary Care Conference is one you won’t want to miss. For the first time in over a decade the government is investing rather than cutting budgets for alcohol & other drug services. About time.

We are really excited to welcome you back to 30 Euston square for this event where we can make the best of workshops, interaction, networking and learning from each other. While we are happy we can offer the hybrid option of live streaming, we encourage you to attend in person to inspire each other and share best care in general practice as we have done in previous years.

This conference is the largest event in the UK for GPs, shared care workers, nurses and other primary care staff, specialists, commissioners and researchers interested in and involved with the management of people with drug and alcohol problems in primary care. As usual we will be covering the important issues for the field including measures to reduce drug and alcohol related deaths, what the latest research tells us, and lots more.

One of the things that has excited us most about the very positive feedback from last year’s conference is that over 45% of delegates attended the event for the first time. Whilst we are always delighted to see friendly familiar faces from many of the last 26 conferences, it is inspiring to see some younger GPs value the importance of learning about alcohol and other drug problems (along with other behavioural addictions) because they affect so many of the people we see in primary care.

Learning objectives:

  • Increase understanding of current interventions for the prevention, assessment and treatment of alcohol and other drug problems
  • Increase understanding of what interventions are possible to deliver in primary care and what require specialist help
  • Increase knowledge of drug and alcohol policies in the UK and how they are implemented in primary care
  • Increase knowledge of links between multiple needs, health inequalities and drug and alcohol use

Conference Chairs:

  • Dr Stephen Willott, GP, Clinical Lead for Alcohol & Drug Misuse, Public Health Dept, Nottingham City Council
  • Kate Halliday, Executive Director, Addiction Professionals

Please note, those who book online tickets will only be able to watch the plenary sessions and the plenary parallel sessions live as we are only streaming the auditorium on the conference days. We will be streaming via Zoom Webinars, this will mean cameras off but the chat and Q&A function will be enabled.

Ticket Prices:

One-day ticket: £249
Two-day ticket: £349

Please note, one-day tickets are limited.

In partnership with Addiction Professionals