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Carsten Grimm, MRCGP
Alcohol Treatment Service, Kirklees, UK
Carsten Grimm is a general practitioner (GP) in Bradford, UK. Following training in general practice and addiction medicine, he was appointed as Clinical Lead for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Certificate in the Management of Alcohol Problems in 2009; this programme has trained over 3,000 GPs and other healthcare professionals so far. Apart from his work in primary care, he is also Clinical Lead for the alcohol treatment service in Kirklees; board member of Bradford Districts Clinical Commissioning Group; a member of The Medical Council on Alcohol and the Society for the Study of Addiction; and has worked as expert advisor for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Dr Grimm received his medical degree from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2002; he then followed postgraduate training in the UK and Australia, and worked as a Registrar in Addiction Management in Melbourne, Australia, before returning to the UK to undertake his current work in general practice and within addiction support services. Dr Grimm is determined to work towards advancing alcohol treatment services in the UK and to making alcohol and drug treatment an important part of medical education and service development, and is committed to structurally improving the treatment of alcohol use disorders in the community and hospital setting.
Dr Grimm is actively involved in the use of ICT in medicine, and won the RCGP Registrar Award for the design of a customized Google search engine for GPs.