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The ORIENT Study

ImprOving Rural and regIonal accEss to long acting reversible contraceptioN and medical abortion through nurse-led models of care, Tasksharing and telehealth.

            About the study


The ORIENT study is implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of a collaborative nurse-led model of care in general practice that aims to increase access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) and early medical abortion (EMA) for women living in regional and rural Australia.


We have worked closely with consumers, primary care practitioners and partner organisations to co-design the ORIENT nurse-led model of care that places practice nurses at the forefront of delivering contraception and EMA services.


              What are the components of the ORIENT                  intervention? 


The study will provide access to an “implementation bundle” to support delivery of LARC and EMA services using the nurse-led model of care. 

Components of the implementation bundle include: 

  • Free online accredited LARC and EMA training

  • Educational outreach via an online 60-minute session to discuss practical strategies for implementing the nurse-led model, tailored to each clinic setting  

  • Enrolment into an Australia-wide virtual Community of Practice for access to clinical experts, discussions with like-minded clinicians and resources to support delivery of LARC and EMA services.


Recruitment for this trial has now closed


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