Injectable Methadone and Diamorphine in the North West of England

Dr Louise A Sell

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Dr. Sell is an Addiction Psychiatrist and former Medical Director in the North West of England. She trained in general medicine before undertaking specialist psychiatric training in Oxford and London. Whilst in Oxford she developed an interest in injectable opiate prescribing and in the Home Office licensing system.  She has looked after patients on injectable opiate prescriptions in Oxford, London and the North West. She contributed to the DH review of heroin prescribing, and chaired the Data Monitoring and Ethics Committee of the RIOTT. Her publications include a chapter on injectable methadone prescribing in “Methadone Matters” (Tober and Strang, 2003). Louise has researched and published on the neurobiology of addiction, while working at the National Addiction Centre. She also has an interest in service development, having developed and led a large alcohol and drugs directorate. She is currently the Chair of the North West division of the RCPsych, and is a qualified executive coach with an interest in medical leadership and engagement. 



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