Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN) would like to inform Victorian general practitioners (GPs) and community pharmacists that SafeScript registration is now mandatory.
WVPHN is pleased to be offering one more SafeScript training session on Thursday 2 April, 7.30pm to 9.30pm to equip doctors and pharmacists with the knowledge and skills required for the real-time prescription monitoring program. Register for the session here.
This session will be run on the Microsoft Teams Platform and for more information email email@example.com.
To access online training modules and other information resources, please go to the SafeScript Training Hub.
For a referral to your local SafeScript GP Clinical Advisor, phone the Victorian Drug and Alcohol Clinical Advisory service Tel: 1800 812 804. A clinical advisor will be in contact within two business days to arrange a time for mentoring.
*To gain RACGP & ACRRM points you must have registered for one of the above sessions
The program focuses on reducing misuse and growing harms from high-risk prescription medicines. This positive initiative tackles a major public health concern arising from the number of deaths resulting from prescription medicines.
SafeScript is a clinical tool for helping monitor the use of prescription medicines which cause the greatest harm to the Victorian community. The digital program enables health professionals to access an individual’s prescription history so they can make better clinical decisions and keep people safe from harm. The program captures information already provided by doctors and recorded by pharmacists when a prescription is written and dispensed.
Only general practitioners and community pharmacists directly involved in a patient’s care will be allowed under law to view information in SafeScript.