Paul Coburn: We’re encouraging providers at the moment, if you’ve got a question about a particular patient, please contact the Panel. We love getting enquiries from providers. We love talking to you about ways that you might be able to think about [how] you can manage things better.
Tania Gibbie: I think this resource that the Clinical Panel aims to provide to our providers in the community will be a really rich resource in terms of peer support.
Paul Coburn: So, by having a panel, a group of people, we’ve got people like psychologists, we’ve got people who specialise in pain, we’ve got people who specialise in hip injuries, in back injuries, in neck injuries, and together, we can get information about how to manage particular client’s problems.
Hugh Steward: We want to actually be providing the treaters with advice. It’s very important that the providers to TAC clients understand that when they get a call from a member of the Medical team in the Clinical Panel, in fact all Clinical Panel members, they are practicing clinicians.
Kate Phillips: We’re really keen to provide education and guidance and mentoring. It’s really to support them to help the clients get what they want to get to.
Tania Gibbie: I’m working with a provider, a psychologist that lives in regional Victoria, and really doesn’t have access to a multi-disciplinary team around her. The client she was working with was really struggling with chronic pain, and some mood issues, some depression as well. And really being able to provide some input for that provider, she was the only person in that town, really being able to help her and upskill her with some chronic pain management and online resources, really had a great impact; one with her, as well as directly with the TAC client.