SafeScript peer support for GPs

Thursday, 6 February 2020

The General Practitioner Clinical Advisory Service (GPCAS) is a peer to peer advice and mentoring service for Victorian GPs, providing support with patient issues and safe prescribing relating to high-risk prescription medications identified through SafeScript, particularly opioid analgesics and benzodiazepines.  This service is free and was established as part of the SafeScript initiative.

Dr Jenny Devine and Dr Jamie Pike are the trained GP clinical advisor’s from the General Practitioner Clinical Advisory Service (GPCAS) providing support to GPs specifically in the SEMPHN catchment. Click here to read more about Jenny and Jamie

All GPCAS Clinical Advisors have completed a comprehensive program in the management of pain, anxiety, insomnia and associated addiction, and receive ongoing supervision and peer reviews by addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry and pain medicine specialists.

To contact your local GPCAS peer, please call the Drug and Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) on 1800 812 804 or click here.

For additional support and training in prescribing Medication Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence (MATOD) such as buprenorphine/naloxone or methadone, contact the Area 4 Pharmacotherapy Network on 0428 785 371 or visit www.A4PN.org.au

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