Improving Access To Pharmacotherapies

Improving Access To Pharmacotherapies

Action Area

Improving service access for people with opioid dependence

Strategic Direction

Local Solutions

Priority Actions

Access to better connected care; supporting better, safer care

Target Population

Health professionals to provide pharmacotherapy services to people in need of opioid substitution treatment

Summary

Poor access to Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence (MATOD) across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula, resulting in localised high volume service provision and poor access to services across the FMP, has been an ongoing concern.

With support provided through the Victorian Government’s Frankston Revitalisation initiative, DHS and DFFH, RAD-FMP has been working with its project partners and other stakeholders on developing innovative responses to improve access to MATOD across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula.

Activities have included supporting Peninsula Health to develop a sessional MATOD clinic in Rosebud and we are currently exploring how we can better harness workforces, such as Nurse Practitioners and Community Pharmacists, to extend treatment capacity.

Read more about the Enhancing Pharmacist Involvement in Care (EPIC)-MATOD project

Contact: For any information about this initiative, please contact Kirsty Morgan, Alcohol and other Drugs Project Coordinator, KMorgan@phcn.vic.gov.au .