23rd June 2020 | 5pm – 6pm


Addictions: innovative practice in COVID19

Primary and Secondary care perspectives on pandemic as a stimulus to change


In our first Faculty meeting since the lockdown, we will discuss how clinicians have adapted during COVID19 to care for homeless patients with addictions.

Providing an overview on creative ways of treating homeless patients during a pandemic, our speakers will outline useful tools, and ways to help ensure positive primary and secondary care experiences for people experiencing homeless with complex needs .

Presentations from

  • Dr John Budd – GP at Edinburgh Access Practice, Co-ordinator, Lothian Deprivation Interest Group and Chair of the board of directors, North Edinburgh Drug and Alcohol Centre.
  • Dr Emmert Roberts – MRC Clinical Research Fellow in the National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and Honorary Specialist Registrar in Substance Misuse Psychiatry at the South London and the Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust.

Chair: Dr Nigel Hewett, Medical Director, Pathway


Download  Homelessness and Covid19 Dr John Budd presentation.

You can view the recorded Faculty meeting here.





Rethinking Housing & Health

The 8th international symposium on inclusion health will take place on the 11th and 12th March 2020.

The conference will bring together the latest national and international evidence and best practice in health, housing and public services for excluded people.


Find out more here.