Improving Access To Pharmacotherapies
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 .