Dr Vanessa Manley
Primary qualifications: MbChB FRCGP DFSRH DCH GPwSI Substance Misuse
Vanessa has worked as a General Practitioner since 1996 at Ridgacre House Surgery in Birmingham. The practice was one of 4% rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC in 2016.
The practice has a long-standing focus on mental health in general and a particular expertise in alcohol and substance misuse in particular with several partners involved both inside the surgery and for third sector organisations. Vanessa completed the RCGP Part 2 Certificate in Substance Misuse in 2012, is a GPwSI in substance misuse and was an approved doctor under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act for many years.
Vanessa is a medical appraiser for NHS England, a GP Trainer and a GP Peer Support Tutor for Birmingham Cross City CCG. This role involves meeting with GPs and practices which are, for whatever reason, struggling and looking at solutions and support for the teams.