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.
Women in rural and regional areas have higher rates of unintended pregnancies and difficulty accessing the most effective forms of contraception (implants and intrauterine devices) and medical abortion. The ORIENT study will trial the effectiveness of nurse-led models of care at increasing access to these services.
Working closely with end users, rural primary care practitioners and our key partner stakeholders, we will co-design a nurse-led model of care that can be operationalised in the general practice setting. We will then support its implementation through online education, implant insertion and removal training, innovative online academic detailing and a virtual community of practice.
The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
The Australian Practice Nurse Association
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
The Centre of Excellence in Rural Sexual Health
Gateway Community Health
West Gippsland Healthcare Group
Family Planning Organisations
Health Consumers Council WA
Lead Chief Investigator:
Professor Danielle Mazza, Monash University
Professor Wendy Norman, University of British Columbia, Canada
Professor Kirsten Black, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Jane Tomnay, University of Melbourne
Professor Deborah Bateson, Family Planning NSW
Associate Professor Kevin McGeechan, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Tracey-Lea Laba, University of Technology Sydney
Doctor Asvini Subasinghe, Monash University
Alexandra Bonner, West Gippsland Healthcare Group
Amy Moten, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Hayley Harrison, Health Consumers Council WA
Jacqueline Murdoch, Family Planning NT
Jenny Johnson, Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine
Kirsten Thompson, Family Planning NT
Lauren Coelli, Gateway Community Health
Lisa Collison, Australian Practice Nursing Association
Shannon Hill, Women’s Health Grampians
Are you a GP or nurse working in the rural and regional primary care setting, who is interested in becoming involved in this study?
If the answer is YES, please email SPHERE-CRE@monash.edu for more information.