SafeScript – real-time prescription monitoring prescriber and pharmacist training project
The Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) catchment will be the study area for the Victorian Government’s real-time prescription monitoring system called SafeScript. This follows the announcement, in 2017, of Western Victoria PHN leading a consortium to develop and deliver training and education on the system for doctors and pharmacists across the state.
Real-time prescription monitoring is a clinical decision support system that will allow doctors and pharmacists to access an up-to-the-minute medicines supply history of certain high-risk medicines for their patient at the point of consultation.
The SafeScript system is accompanied by a range of initiatives to support and prepare patients and health professionals for the implementation of SafeScript. This will include:
- A public awareness campaign to inform the general public of SafeScript and to improve the understanding of the risks associated with some prescription medicines
- Training for prescribers and pharmacists, on how to more safely prescribe and dispense high risk medications and respond to the needs of patients.
Online CPD accredited training is now available HERE
SafeScript Resources Hub
Safescript GP Clinical Advisors
SafeScript GP Clinical Advisors are able to provide peer to peer mentoring to GPs to discuss clinical issues relating to high–risk prescription medications identified through SafeScript.
Call the Victorian Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory service (DACAS) on 1800 812 804 for a referral to your local SafeScript GP Clinical Advisor who will be in contact within two business days to arrange a time for mentoring.
For further information, go to the Drug and Alcohol Clinic Advisory Service website.