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 wanted
With the rollout of SafeScript across Victoria, GPs are need who are interested in being part of an exciting initiative to provide peer-to-peer support in addiction, pain management and enable safe prescribing.
All successful applicants will receive high quality, paid clinical training and mentoring as part of a dynamic team of GPs, addiction and pain specialists.
To find out more, please see this flyer.