At a national consultant nurse meeting in London 2002 an opportunity for nurse consultants to establish groups based on their specialisum was facilitated.
Those working in the field of; dual diagnosis, alcohol and drugs formed a discreet group.
The aim of this group, which named itself Progress, was to provide mutual support from what was perceived to be similar practice and service development agendas.
The role of consultant nurse was also fairly new and subsequently support in operating at a strategic level was needed and forthcoming.
Jood Gibbins from Dorset and Cheryl Kipping from South London and the Mausdsley were instrumental in establishing the forum and sustaining it over several years. Of late the role of chair has fallen to Dave Manley.
In 2006 Progress became involved with CSIP’s National Dual Diagnosis programme in order to.
a) Influence the National agenda.
b) Be an expert opinion.
c) Establish some financial support to facilitate progress meeting, resource promotion of the group
Since this formalised link with CSIP the group revisit it's terms of reference and agreed.
Progress is a closed membership consisting of
PROGRESS is currently in the process of setting up a network for individuals who want to keep updated of developments in the field of dual diagnosis.
we will shortly publishise what this will look like and how to join