Prescriber Pack

This page provides electronic files or weblinks to key documents provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) when inducting new pharmacotherapy prescribers


Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) web resources

DHHS Pharmacotherapy home page

DHHS guide to prescribing drugs of dependence and treating drug dependent persons

Guidelines

Victorian Policy for maintenance pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence 2016

National Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence (MATOD) Guidelines 2014

Guide to buprenorphine-naloxone prescribing

Takeaway dose guidelines have changed significantly in the 2016 guidelines. Please refer to the guidelines commencing on numbered page 28:
Victorian Policy for maintenance pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence 2016 - takeaway doses

DHHS has also published a series of supporting documents for the 2016 guidelines:
Victorian Policy for maintenance pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence 2016 - supporting resources

Forms

Application for a permit - online form
Online Smart Forms usually elicit a faster response.

Application for a permit, print/fax

Notification of a drug dependent person.
Notification is mandatory

Doctor change of details form.

Useful third party example documents

Assessment and commencement

Consent to Opioid Therapy example contract DASSA

Articles

Opioid dependence - management in General Practice

Opioid treatment of opioid addiction

Online learning

Pharmacotherapy GP e-learning online links. ** NOT CURRENT ** Will be updated once new training provider is online.


Collated by Tim Griffiths, Hume area Pharmacotherapy network coordinator. Primary Care Connect, 399 Wyndham Street, Shepparton VIC 3630.
T. (03) 5823 3219
M. 0418 910 200
E. tgriffiths@primarycareconnect.com.au

Updated March 2017.
This index and electronic documents are provided for convenience only. Please consult the DHHS pharmacotherapy web site for the most up-to-date information.

Notes.

All links provided are direct links to the Victorian Department of Health original documents or copies of those documents. A list of all Department pharmacotherapy forms can be found here. health.vic.gov.au/dpcs/pharm.htm

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