Welcome to this on demand pre-recorded session for the NHS APA 2021 Virtual Conference.

In this session members form The English Substance Use Commissioning Group will be discussing the topic of Commissioning to address Stigma.

As commissioners in their respective regions, Kim Hager and Niamh Cullen address how we may begin to tackle stigma in policy, service needs and in the commissioning of services.

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    Kim Hager
    Executive member and South West representative for English Substance Use Commissioning Group
    After working freelance for 13 years, Kim missed being part of a team and working with communities, so is currently the Joint Commissioning Manager for Cornwall & Scilly, where she is focussing on delivering real system change for people experiencing multiple vulnerabilities.
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    Niamh Cullen
    Vice Chair and Yorkshire & Humber representative for English Substance Use Commissioning Group
    Her current role is Manager in Calderdale’s Public Health Team where she is responsible for the commissioning of treatment and recovery services for people of all ages with drug and/or alcohol problems and the prevention of problematic drug and alcohol use, she has a special interest in developing responsive interventions and support for those experiencing multiple disadvantages.