NADA Practice Leadership Group

Network update

The NADA Practice Leadership Group (NPLG) met in December to discuss several projects the group has lined up for 2018.

The NPLG is developing a withdrawal management paper, with its primary aim to document the work in the NGO sector around withdrawal management. The paper aims to look at the different approaches to withdrawal management, from a medically supervised detox bed through to lower threshold scenarios, and to navigate how these are managed and what the issues are in terms of transition of care. The paper also highlights some proposed models of shared care and good practice in transition of care between NGOs, LHDs and primary health providers in NSW.

The NPLG will now turn their attention to the NADA Conference 2018: Exploring therapeutic interventions. The NPLG will craft presentations and workshops for the conference and look forward to seeing you all there.

Ask the NPLG for advice

Help your service deliver person centred and evidence based practices to improve the wellbeing of clients and their networks of support. Learn about each member, their area of expertise and their interest. Email NPLG@nada.org.au or phone Suzie Hudson on 8113 1309 to ask for support.

Special projects

Enhancing clinical practice3 May 2017

Vision statement

Connecting clinical practice leaders in the NSW non government alcohol and other drug sector for the purpose of increasing the capacity of service providers to deliver person centred, evidence based practices to improve the wellbeing of clients and their networks of support.

The NPLG was established in July 2015 and now comprise 11 members representing a variety of specialist non government AOD treatment services. All members are clinical practitioners and considered leaders in the sector as evidenced by their professional backgrounds, accreditation status and clinical experience.

The group meet four times a year and meetings are open to other members/organisations as guest speakers only by invitation.

The overall aim of the NPLG is to inform the development of NADA policy and advocacy, and sector program development in relation to sector clinical and therapeutic practices. It will provide a mechanism to consult with experienced, committed and skilled practitioners to advise NADA and other key stakeholders.

The NPLG terms of reference can be viewed here.

For more information about the network, please contact Suzie Hudson on 8113 1309.