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Neale Thomas

Public Health and Wellbeing Manager - Essex CC, Essex CSTR Health and Justice Commissioner

I have been working in the Public Health Team in Essex County Council for 7 years. During this time, most of my work has involved helping to develop support services for vulnerable offenders and ex-offenders, including substance misuse services in HMP Chelmsford. Recently, with the CRC and other partners I have helped to develop the MHTR programme to sit alongside the DRR and ATR programmes which we have had in place for a number of years. Previously part of Essex DAAT and latterly with the Public Health Team, I have been involved in the commissioning of the DRR and ATR programmes and have worked with our local providers and partners to ensure that a consistent approach has been adopted across the county council area.


Prior to working in Essex, I held various Substance Misuse Joint Commissioning Manager roles, as well as working as a Regional DIP Manager in Wales.