Watch on Demand: Session 4 of the NHS APA Virtual Conference 2021

About the session


Welcome to the NHS Addictions Provider Alliance Virtual Conference 2021. This session is hosted by representatives of the Inpatient Network:


Cathy Lovatt, NHS Inpatient Network Chair provides background and context to the NHS IPN and why the current funding model is an example of structural stigma in the commissioning of Inpatient Detoxes.


Dr Annie McCloud addresses stigma and the role of the Inpatient Detox.


Mark Holmes provides ived experience insight and his personal experience of stigma; moving from active addiction to working in the field.


Dr Derrett Watts covers Inpatient Treatment for Addictions; Overcoming Stigma by Innovation.


And finally Stuart Green discusses how as a sector we can begin to overcome stigma and the future of NHS Inpatient detoxes.


Session Agenda


'The Impact of Stigma on People with Addiction - from representatives of the IPN'


  1. The NHS Inpatient Network - background, structural stigma, and specialist workforce - led by Chair Cathy Lovatt

  2. Stigma, and the role of the Inpatient Detox Unit - led by Dr Annie McCloud

  3. Discussing the Impact of Stigma on People with Addiction - led by Mark Holmes

  4. Inpatient Treatment for Addictions: Overcoming Stigma by Innovation - led by Dr Derrett Watts

  5. Discussing the Impact of Stigma on People with Addiction - led by Stuart Green


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