Grampians and Loddon Mallee

ORTicare

Information and resources

  • Orticare
    Overview of information, resources and support
  • Register for the monthly Orticare e-news
  • Westvic HealthPathways and Murray PHN HealthPathways
    Web-based information portal supporting primary care clinicians to plan patient care – chronic pain, opioid dependence, opioid replacement therapy (or MATOD), naloxone, Hepatitis C, Opioid pharmacotherapy dispensing

Clinical support and advice

Contact the Manager, Orticare for advice and access to:

  • Rural Addiction Medicine Pharmacotherapy Specialist (RAMPS) consultation, advice and continuing education
  • Mentoring opportunities and secondary consultations with experienced professional peers in general practice, community pharmacy and nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner-led clinics and consultations
  • Best practice guidelines, clinical information, business resources and supports
  • Clinical networks for health professionals with an interest in addiction treatment and harm reduction.

Education and training

Access to opioid pharmacotherapy training including:

  • MATOD – run by RACGP for GPs and Nurse Practitioners – Module 1 is online and Module 2 is face-to-face.
  • Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – run by PSA. Parts 1 and 2 conducted online or face-to-face.
  • For other training and education opportunities that are regionally-based and accessible and that address demonstrated local needs including pharmacotherapy, harm reduction, chronic pain, psycho-social treatment approaches, comorbidities, contact the Manager, Orticare.

Contacts

RoleNamePhoneEmail
Manager Orticare
& Harm Minimisation Coordinator
Pauline Molloy5338 9142paulinemo@bchc.org.au
RAMPS CoordinatorBrett Vallance5388 4539brettv@bchc.org.au
Primary Care Consultant (Grampians)Katrina Martin5304 5618katrina.martin@westvicphn.com.au
Primary Care Consultant (Loddon Mallee)Bree Hayes4408 3691
AOD Nurse Practitioner/RAMPS Bendigo areaCameron Cail5430 0500 cameroncail@bchs.com.au
Rural Withdrawal Nurse/RAMPS Mildura areaRaylene Paynting5022 5444 rpaynting@schs.com.au