Introduction and purpose of this survey
Murray PHN is committed to:

- strengthening the capability of General Practice (GP) to support patients who experience Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) substance misuse
- building workforce capacity in AOD treatment in a range of clinical settings
- enhancing multidisciplinary shared care approaches and models of practice.


 
Rationale for GP's to contribute 
RACGP’s Curriculum 2016 states:

‘Australia is a drug-using society. National household surveys demonstrate that alcohol is consumed by the majority of the population and that cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug.
GP's need a range of medical and psychological skills when managing drug and alcohol problems, as these substances can affect a wide range of physical and mental functions, which directly impact on successful management.’

Your contribution to this survey will ensure we understand the training needs of GP’s in Murray PHN and assist in the development of a proposed GP AOD Training Plan for the next two years.

This survey will take 10 minutes to complete. The survey has been extended to 31 July 2017.

* 1. What is the postcode of your GP Practice?

* 3. This survey is primarily for General Practitioners. However, if you are not a GP please indicate your role.

* 4. Please select the option that best describes how long you have been in this GP Practice

* 5. Have you undertaken any training on Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) prevention or misuse?

* 6. If yes within the last 5 years, please select the type of training attended

* 7. TRAINING OPTIONS: Please indicate your level of interest in the following training options and rate each option in order of importance to you. 
(1 being "not at all important" and 5 "very important") This question requires a minimum of  5 options ticked.

  Not at all important Slightly Important Important Fairly Important Very Important
Addiction Medicine Series:
*Research, Evidence, Practice options
*Brief Interventions for AOD
*Addiction Assessment, Treatment & Recovery
*Pharmacotherapy
*Co-occurring AOD and Mental Health
*Understanding specific cohorts
*Local referral pathways
Individual Sessions:
AOD Health Pathways in my local area
Home-based AOD withdrawal 
Co-occurring AOD and Mental Illness
Brief Interventions:
*Screening Tools AUDIT, DUDIT, Kessler10, other
*Motivational Interviewing
*Harm Reduction
*Suicide Prevention
Pharmacotherapy - Opioid Replacement Therapy
Chronic Care Pain Management
Hep C Treatments
Early Management of Trauma
Harm Reduction in complex clients
Models of AOD Shared Care
Culturally Safe Practice - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (ATSI)
Understanding new emerging Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and AOD
Women's Drug & Alcohol Service - Pregnancy & Women's Health
Impacts of AOD misuse on family and carers
"Family Inclusive AOD Practice" Skill Development 
Children in Focus - Effects of AOD
Youth AOD - Reducing the Harm
Older Adults - Curbing the lifelong habits of AOD misuse
GP Forum - Understanding Stigma and AOD issues in Mental Health
AOD and Family Violence

* 8. Are there any other training needs are you interested in? Please list.

* 9. Would you like a telephone consultation regarding training needs? If so please supply your name and telephone contact number.

* 10. How confident are you to raise and discuss AOD concerns with your patients?

* 11. How confident are you to discuss and treat patients with co-occurring AOD and mental illness?

* 12. How confident are you to use Early Intervention Screening Tools to determine AOD misuse?

* 13. Please list the Early Intervention Screening Tools you use.

* 14. How confident are you and your GP Practice staff in de-escalation strategies and techniques to support engagement with AOD patients?

* 15. How confident are you in your knowledge of  AOD referral pathways and services in your local area for patients?

* 16. How confident are you to recognise when children may be at risk from AOD misuse by a parent or carer ?

* 17. How confident are you in your knowledge of referral pathways for families and children affected by AOD?

* 18. How confident are you in the AOD principles of the 'cycle of addiction' and 'stages of change'?

The Cycle of Addiction

The Cycle of Addiction

The Stages of Change

The Stages of Change

* 19. Are there any principles in these frameworks that you would like to comment on?

* 20. How confident are you in your skills to reduce immediate harm such as suicidal thoughts in relation to alcohol misuse?

* 21. How confident are you in providing harm reduction messages in relation to drug use?

* 22. Do you have access to a network or group of colleagues for secondary consultation on AOD?

* 23. How confident are you to recognise and manage complex needs in patients with AOD misuse?

* 24. Do you have a shared care arrangement with a AOD Practitioner or AOD Nurse Practitioner? Please comment.

* 25. What are your preferred modes of delivery for training? Include as many as you like.

* 26. Do you wish to make any other comments about training needs?

* 27. Would you like to present at a training session or be a champion GP in AOD? If so, please include your contact details below.

Thank you for taking time to complete this survey. The results will assist in the development of a proposed GP Training Plan for the next 2 years.

Cath Butler
Murray PHN
AOD Systems Coordinator
cbutler@murrayphn.org.au
03 4408 5608

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