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National Reporting of Treatment Outcomes AODTS NMDS Focus Group - Alice Springs

5 Feb. 2019
Bushmob Aboriginal Corporation, 36 Priest Street, Alice Springs

Please see information below from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

AIHW has been commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Health to investigate national reporting of treatment outcomes in the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Dataset (AODTS NMDS). As part of this work, AIHW would like to consult with the AOD sector to gain an overall understanding of the current and future landscape, and ensure that any recommendations regarding the development of a national suite of outcomes data in the future are informed by the measures, systems and infrastructure already in place.

Engagement with the sector will be through multiple communication methods; including face to face, online and written submission.

The half day face to face focus group for Alice Springs is planned for:

11:00am-1:00pm on Tuesday February 5th 2019

To be held at Bushmob Aboriginal Corporation, 36 Priest Street, Alice Springs.

The AIHW is looking to consult with a wide variety of participants including clinicians/clinical staff, service managers, data managers, as well as consumer advocacy groups, researchers, peak body representatives and relevant government representatives. Please feel free to forward this invitation to the relevant staff in your organisation, keeping in mind numbers will be limited. In this circumstance, written submissions will be made available to those who are unable to attend.

In order to ensure the focus group sessions run as efficiently as possible, please fill out the pre focus group questionnaire here.

The results from the questionnaire will be used to tailor the day to attendees, it will also be used to guide discussion and will be included in the eventual project outcomes.

The questionnaire contains questions related to both data collection/systems, and clinical information. Please distribute to the relevant members of your organisation for completion.

Please complete your questionnaire and RSVP to by Monday January 28th 2019.

For further information or any questions contact: Emily Ross (02) 62495213 or Mark Petricevic (02) 6249 5202 or email:

We look forward to hearing from you.