SafeScript – real-time prescription monitoring
SafeScript is a clinical decision support system that allows 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.
A new 'one-stop' online hub is available for SafeScript. Content for the SafeScript Hub includes information about the SafeScript system, training, technical support and an extensive list of references.
- Online CPD-accredited training is now available here via the SafeScript Hub.
- Local face-to-face training will be available in the SEMPHN catchment in early 2019. Visit the SEMPHN events calendar for details.
DHHS SafeScript Website
The DHHS SafeScript website contains information, videos and resources for prescribers, pharmacists and consumers.
Support with using SafeScript
Visit the SafeScript Hub for access to technical (IT) and non-technical support with using SafeScript.
The SafeScript system itself can be accessed here by prescribers and pharmacists. Eventually, the system will also be integrated into most prescribing and dispensing software. More information about this is available on the DHHS SafeScript website.
Events and education
Check our events calendar regularly for updates on SafeScript training, education about managing opioid dependence in primary care, and related topics.
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