NADA practice leadership group

Network update

The NPLG met in September to discuss projects underway, and take part in discussions with the Ministry of Health on the newly released depot buprenorphine for opioid pharmacotherapy.

Meeting highlights

  1. NADA’s workforce capability framework is supported by the NPLG. The NPLG believe this to be an integral framework that will help shape a more robust and informed AOD workforce.
  2. The NPLG support the release of depot buprenorphine; it provides consumers the flexibility and choice around their substance use and the management of it.
  3. The NPLG are advocating for clearer guidelines and KPIs for data collection to better reflect a service’s activity.

The NPLG also welcomed three new members: Tara Morrisson of CRC, Mathias Dussey of DAMEC, and Yasmin Iese of DAMEC. We look forward to a fruitful collaboration.

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.