Penington Institute promotes evidence informed policy and practice through the work of Anex. Anex hosts a number of industry networkmeetings that provide the opportunity to consult on a range of current and emerging issues, as well as valuable networking and collaboration with industry colleagues.

NSP and Primary Health Care Network

Meets every 2 months 

NSPs help protect public health and are a key feature of Australia’s National Drug Strategy. This network includes NSP providers, primary health care services and other affiliated health services, providing the opportunity to:

  • share knowledge and expertise on the use of drugs, including illicit drugs, Opioid Replacement Therapy and the non-medical use of medicines
  • share knowledge and expertise on harms, practices, behaviours, treatment service approaches, emerging trends and initiatives
  • promote collaboration and consistency of approach to addressing the possible harms caused by problematic drug use
  • allow guest speakers to present on different injecting drug use related issues

Pharmacotherapy Network

Meets every 4 months

Anex hosts the pharmacotherapy network for health and community workers directly involved in supporting client/patient pharmacotherapy needs and provides:

  • an opportunity for workers to keep in contact with colleagues, exchange information, ideas and experiences
  • a means to keep up to date with changes in the field; including research, policy, funding and guidelines
  • a venue for guest speakers to present fresh perspectives on pharmacotherapy-related issues

Injecting Drug Issues Network

Meets every 4 months

The Injecting Drug Issues Network has been established as a collaboration of Anex and the Centre for Research Excellence in Injecting Drug Use (CREIDU) to provide the opportunity for all workers that are engaged with drug users, not necessarily in direct provision of services, to share knowledge and expertise and work collaboratively on drug related issues.

For more information on these networks please call the workforce development team at Penington Institute on 03 9650 0699.