Barwon South West

Western Victoria PHN Opioid Management Team

Information and resources

  • West Vic PHN Opioid Management
    Information, resources and support
  • West Vic News
    Weekly newsletter
  • HealthPathways
    Web-based information portal supporting primary care clinicians to plan patient care – includes a variety of pathways in opioid management, naloxone, prescription shopping, pain management and alcohol and other drugs.

Clinical support and advice

  • Addiction Medicine Specialist (AMS)
    Secondary or primary consults, education and support. Accessed through the Clinical Nurse via referral.
  • GP Mentor
    Phone or face-to-face consults and advice on all opioid management issues. Contact directly or via the Clinical Advisor.
  • Clinical Advisor
    Clinical advice and support to GPs and pharmacists and delivery of education sessions around opioid use (see details on this page).
  • Clinical Nurse
    Coordinates the Rural Addiction Medicine and Pharmacotherapy Specialist Service (RAMPS) program.
  • Pharmacist
    Mentor support and advice for pharmacists regarding patients on opioids or ORT.
  • Community of Practice
    Bi-monthly meetings in Geelong to discuss and support opioid prescribing. Open to GPs, pharmacists and allied health practitioners.

Education and training

  • Access to opioid pharmacotherapy training including:
  • Western Vic PHN CPD Education – locally based training and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • General practice and pharmacy staff education and training including Permits Without Pain, Mental Health at the Front Desk, Mental Health First Aid, and Opioid Clinical Modelling in the GP Practice.

Contacts

RoleNamePhoneEmail
Pharmacotherapy leadGabrielle Watt03 5564 5815 gabrielle.watt@westvicphn.com.au
Clinical ConsultantAnnie Henry03 5564 5825annie.henry@westvicphn.com.au
Addiction Medicine SpecialistDr. Rodger BroughVia clinical nurse
Clinical NurseAmy Collins03 5564 5888amy.collins@westvicphn.com.au
GP MentorMark Davies03 5222 0875
0408 593 344
mark.davies@westvicphn.com.au