Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Substance Use Health and Street Nurse, Homeless Primary Care Team
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Sue McCutcheon is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Street Nurse with the Homeless Primary Care Team in Birmingham, UK.
She has worked within this team for over 17 years and within the substance use field for over 26 years.
Sue’s current role is to deliver ‘on-street’ health interventions to the street community in Birmingham.
She works directly on the street each day, addressing the often complex health concerns and needs of rough sleepers, many of whom experience substance dependence.
Over recent years Sue’s focus has been drawn to responding to a significant increase in serious infections amongst the street injecting population.
Prior to her work in the substance use field Sue worked in a busy city centre Accident and Emergency Department.
Sue has a passion and commitment to harm reduction approaches amongst homeless substance users and she has been involved in setting up an award winning ‘take home naloxone’ programme for homeless individuals in Birmingham over the past six years.
She has also set up resuscitation training sessions in hostel settings.
She is a member of the Birmingham Drug & Alcohol Related Death Inquiry Group and the Naloxone Action Group for England.