After Hours Symposium: Measuring outcomes in drug and alcohol services: Shaping the future

Date: Thursday, 31 March 2016
Time: 5.00 pm – 6.30 pm
Location: Colombo Theatre A
Chair: Dr Rob Wilkins, International Consortium on Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) Alliance Relationship Lead, Agency for Clinical Innovation
Speaker(s): Jo Neale, Kings College London; Mary Harrod, NUAA; Jennifer Holmes, SESLHD; Suzie Hudson, NADA

The purpose of this symposium is to discuss the current approaches to measuring health and social outcomes for people who access alcohol and other drugs (AOD) treatment and discuss where we need to be heading in the future. The movement towards outcomes based reporting and funding is fraught with challenges, with differing views from a diverse range of treatment types, philosophy’s and stakeholders. Most importantly what might be a good outcome for government may differ from that of a service provider, which may then differ from people accessing those services. This interactive symposia seeks to hear from a range of stakeholders on the current situation, followed by a discussion with the speakers and the audience on where we collectively need to be heading.

Chair:
Dr Rob Wilkins, International Consortium on Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) Alliance Relationship Lead, Agency for Clinical Innovation

Speakers:
Dr Jo Neale, Kings College London
The presentation will focus on the development of a new patient reported outcome measure (PROM) in the United Kingdom.

Dr Mary Harrod, NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA)
The presentation will provide the perspective from the peer-based peak drug user group in NSW

Jennifer Holmes, South East Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) Drug and Alcohol Services
The presentation will focus on the development and implementation of client outcomes in government alcohol and other drugs services in NSW

Dr Suzie Hudson, Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA)
The presentation will focus on the development and implementation of client outcomes in non-government alcohol and other drugs services in NSW

THIS IS A FREE EVENT OPEN TO BOTH CONFERENCE ATTENDEES & THE GENERAL PUBLIC