Southern and Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne
A4PN

Information and resources

  • A4PN (Area 4 Pharmacotherapy Network)
    Overview of support, training and events. Links to newsletters, policies, guidelines, online learning, and external organisations
  • Register for South East Melbourne PHN e-news
  • Register for Eastern Melbourne PHN e-news
  • HealthPathways Melbourne
    Web-based portal with relevant and evidence-based information on the assessment and management of common clinical conditions including referral guidance. Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT), opioid withdrawal

Clinical support and advice

  • Addiction Medicine Specialists (AMS)
    Phone-based advice, secondary consultations and delivery of continuing professional development
  • GP mentor
    Peer-based mentoring via phone and face-to-face
  • Pharmacists
    A4PN manager and liaisons are pharmacists available to provide clinical support.
  • Communities of Practice
    Refer to South East Melbourne PHN and Eastern Melbourne PHN events pages or contact A4PN. See the contact details on this page.

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
  • Practice Manager Training – ORT and AOD. Face-to-face training for whole-of-practice support, including Medicare billing advice
  • General Practice and pharmacy staff education and training, locally based.  Includes:
    • Community of Practice events delivered by AMS and other expert speakers. RACGP QI&CPD points apply
    • Peer-based Small Group Learning meetings (QI activities) facilitated by AMS and experienced prescribers and pharmacists

Contacts

RoleNamePhoneEmail
ManagerJana Dostal0428 785 371jana.dostal@semphn.org.au
Addiction Medicine
Specialists
Dr. Benny Monheit
Dr. Matthew Frei
Dr.David Jacka
Via Manager
GP MentorDr. Ferghal Armstrongvia Manager
Pharmacotherapy Liaison
Coordinators
Adrian May (Eastern)0429 808 317adrian.may@semphn.org.au
Michael Abelman (Southern) 0436 031 887 michael.abelman@semphn.org.au