Gippsland and Hume
Gippsland

Latrobe Community Health Service

Information and resources

  • Gippsland Pharmacotherapy Network
    Overview of news, resources and education
  • Gippsland 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

  • Rural Addiction Medicine Pharmacotherapy Specialist (RAMPS)
    Primarily a tele-health secondary consult service with a dedicated time slot of Friday 11.30am to 12.30pm. Other times available on request. Accessed through the RAMPS nurse via referral.
  • GP Mentor
    Phone or face-to-face consult and presentations depending on clinical need. Accessed through Pharmacotherapy Coordinator.
  • Pharmacist
    Mentor support and advice for pharmacists regarding managing patients on opioids or ORT.
  • RAMPS Nurse
    Coordinates the RAMPS service.

Education and training

Access to opioid pharmacotherapy training including:

Contacts

RoleNamePhoneEmail
ManagersSean Taylor-Lyons
Elizabeth Plunkett
0458 693 094
5136 5431
0409 588 415
sean.taylor-lyons@lchs.com.au
elizabeth.plunkett@lchs.com.au
RAMPS Clinical NurseLynne Jephcott5136 5235
0407 533 980
lynne.jephcott@lchs.com.au
PharmacistElizabeth Plunkett As above
Addiction Medicine SpecialistDr. David Jacka
Dr.Lynn Hawken
Via RAMPS clinical nurse