Ed Day

Dr Ed Day is a Clinical Reader at the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham and a Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust. His work is split between clinical research and teaching and clinical practice in an alcohol & drug treatment service in Solihull. Much of his research focuses on developing and testing innovative psycho-social interventions for tackling addiction. Ed is currently the President of the Society for the Study of Addiction, and has been a member of a number of expert working groups to develop national clinical guidance in the field including the 2007 and 2017 UK Guidelines on Clinical Management of Drug Misuse and Dependence (‘the Orange Book’) and the 2012 Medications in Recovery report. He was appointed National Recovery Champion for drug misuse by the Home Office in April 2017, and the UK government’s Recovery Champion in 2019.

Recovery-orientated systems of care: A UK perspective

This session will explore the emerging concept of Recovery Support Services. Ed Day, the Home Office National Recovery Champion, will explore the definition of recovery and set out the components of a Recovery Orientated System of Care (ROSC). He will then give an overview of the emerging evidence base in this area. Prof John Kelly from the Recovery Research Institute at Harvard University will then discuss his research on Recovery Community Centres, a key organising hub for many systems of care. Finally Dot Smith, Chief Executive of Recovery Connections in Middlesbrough, will describe her experience of developing the UK’s first Campus Recovery Program for students in recovery.

The three speakers will then conduct a Question & Answer session about ROSC, developing Recovery Support Services, and how the UK can learn from experience in the USA.