Who's who

Members and contact details for the Substance Misuse Commissioning Team.

Our Substance Misuse Commissioning Team is based at County Hall, Matlock and is made up by:

Rosalie Weetman, public health lead (alcohol, drugs and tobacco)

I have responsibility for reducing the harm caused by alcohol, drugs and tobacco for the population of Derbyshire.

I previously specialised in delivering drugs and alcohol interventions within a number of Probation services, as well as undertaking a national role to reduce drug misuse harm among offenders.

Prior to working for DCC, I was chief executive officer for a drug and alcohol charity working with both young people and adults, and their families and carers.

email: rosalie.weetman@derbyshire.gov.uk
tel: 01629 538227

Nik Howes, commissioning manager (substance misuse)

I have worked in the drugs field since the mid 1980s. I set up one of the first needle exchanges in the country in Derby in 1987.

I have extensive experience of outreach work , including detached work with injecting drug users in Sheffield.

I also led drug treatment and harm reduction teams in Nottinghamshire. I have undertaken research and lectured at Universities of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam, Leeds and Nottingham.

My particular areas of work include harm reduction, injecting drug use and preventing hepatitis C and drug related deaths.

email: nik.howes@derbyshire.gov.uk
tel: 01629 538229

Martyn Shore, health improvement practitioner (alcohol, drugs and tobacco)

I lead on the Tobacco Control agenda, which includes developing interventions to reduce the harm tobacco causes across Derbyshire.

Areas of work currently include preventing smoking at primary school gates, preventing smoking in children’s play areas and preventing smoking during pregnancy. 

I also have responsibility for reducing the harm caused by alcohol and drugs use across the population of Derbyshire. My particular focus is on promoting substance misuse recovery. 

Previously I was the Health Referral Manager for Green Bank Leisure Centre, South Derbyshire and have delivered frontline behaviour change interventions focusing on weight management, stopping smoking and increasing physical activity.

email: martyn.shore@derbyshire.gov.uk
tel: 01629 538226

Rachel Farrand, analyst 

I have been an analyst for 17 years, with the substance misuse team since 2011. I support the commissioning process for treatment service and assist commissioning managers in the development, implementation and monitoring of performance for commissioned drug and alcohol services within Derbyshire.

I also carry out bespoke pieces of analysis, including drug and alcohol health needs assessments that address the diversity of need across the county, the extent of treatment coverage and the impact of services on health and wellbeing.

email: rachel.farrand@derbyshire.gov.uk
tel: 01629 538487