Dr Day is the UK government’s National drug Recovery Champion. This leadership role was created by the government, to bring together expertise and best practice to help England become a centre of excellence in recovery from addiction.


Dr Day has led the move of clinical practice towards recovery and has a research interest in recovery support services and mutual aid.

He is a Clinical Reader in Addiction Psychiatry at the Institute for Mental Health at the University of Birmingham, and a Consultant Psychiatrist with Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust.

He has been an expert advisor on addiction issues to Public Health England and is currently the President of the Society for the Study of Addiction.


He is currently developing the new national drug strategy, due to be published later this year.


Read the Drug Recovery Champion annual report.

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