The NADA Practice Leadership Group met virtually in July 2020 and discussed current projects in the AOD NGO sector. Tonina Harvey from the Ministry of Health presented the NSW Health Clinical Care Standards to the group, highlighting feedback from the NGO sector is integral to the implementation of the standards.
Highlights of the July meeting were:
The NPLG is looking forward to the implementation of both Capability Framework and Clinical Care Standards. It is hoped that the two pieces of work aids in service provision and organisational management, creating a more robust AOD NGO sector.
The NPLG is looking at a piece of work around the AOD NGO sector’s needs around
supervision, and the need for support pathways for managerial positions.
The AOD NGO sector has adapted well to the changes brought on by the pandemic; and
it has showcased how resilient the sector is.
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.
Enhancing clinical practice—3 May 2017
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.