Welcome to Session 4 of the NHS APA 2021 Virtual Conference presented by the NHS Inpatient Network (IPN).

In this session Cathy Lovatt, NHS Inpatient Network Chair will provide 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 will be addressing stigma and the role of the Inpatient Detox.

Mark Holmes will be providing lived experience insight and his personal experience of stigma; moving from active addiction to working in the field.

Dr Derrett Watts will be covering Inpatient Treatment for Addictions; Overcoming Stigma by Innovation.

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

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    Cathy Lovatt
    NHS Inpatient Network Chair
    Cathy Lovatt is a Service Manager and Registered Mental Health Nurse at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust. Cathy currently manages the Chapman Barker Unit (36 bedded Medically Managed Detox in Manchester) and Community Homeless Services (both Mental Health and Dual Diagnosis service provision across Greater Manchester). Cathy started out in Addictions services in 1999 and has considerable experience of working in inpatient services, however, more recently has worked across community substance misuse services. Cathy had a period of working corporately within GMMH, leading on the Service user and Carer Engagement agenda. Cathy was recently appointed as the Chair of the Inpatient Network, following on from Jon Shorrocks.
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    Dr Annie McCloud
    MA MB BChir (Cantab). MSc. FCPsych
    Dr McCloud is a Consultant addictions psychiatrist for Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust

    Dr McCloud is a 54 transwomen, educated at Queens’ College Cambridge. She also undertook a MSc in Medical anthropology at University College London.

    She has been an addictions psychiatrist for 20 years. For the last 4 years she has been working as consultant at the Bridge House in patient detox unit in Maidstone, Kent, one of the few remaining detox units in SE England.

    She has spent her career working primarily with patients with complex and multiple needs, most of whom have severe trauma histories. She has spent her career challenging the multiple sources of stigma faced by such patients and attempting to reduce barriers to their effective care. She was honoured in 2020 with Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    She is married to Victoria McCloud, Master of the High Court in London. She recently was successful in the “McCloud” Judgement in respect of Age and other discrimination in relation to public sector pensions.
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    Mark Holmes
    Mark is a Clinical Support Worker at Bridge House Inpatient Detoxification Unit and a Senior Drug and Alcohol Recovery Worker for the Kenward Trust.
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    Dr Derrett Watts
    Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist
    Following working as a General Practitioner in the early 1990s, Derrett Watts undertook postgraduate Psychiatry training in the West Midlands, becoming a General Adult Consultant in 2001 and has since worked as Consultant Psychiatrist for Substance Misuse in North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT) from 2003. Services there include the Edward Myers Inpatient Unit, Substance Misuse Input to Stoke Heath Prison and Community Substance Misuse Services in Stoke.

    Derrett has been a trainer since becoming a consultant and college tutor for North Staffordshire from 2003 before acting as Training Programme director for General Adult Psychiatry Higher Training for the West Midlands from 2010 to 2021.
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    Stuart Green
    Service Manger Aspire – Doncaster
    Stuart manages both community and specialist in-patient services in Doncaster. He provides beds to the wider Y&H areas. Stuart has worked for 21 years in the field and is an ambassador for recovery and wellbeing and is part of the CLERO ( college of lived experience ). Stuart believes in the power of the individual to makes changes and the assets within local communities and how health is everyone’s business. Founder of the Northern Recovery College network.