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.
SafeScript Training Hub
A new 'one-stop' online hub is available for SafeScript. Content for the SafeScript Training Hub includes information about the SafeScript system, training, technical support and an extensive list of references.
SEMPHN is hosting six SafeScript training sessions for prescribers and pharmacists. All sessions are scheduled in the evening and will be delivered as follows:
- Mornington - 26 February
- Cranbourne 5 March
- Brighton - 13 March
- Dandenong - 28 March
- St Kilda - 9 April
- Heatherton 30 April
Check our events calendar regularly for updates on SafeScript training, education about managing opioid dependence in primary care, and related topics.
Online CPD-accredited training on SafeScript is available here via the SafeScript Training Hub.
DHHS SafeScript Website
For further information on Safescript, including technical support visit DHHS SafeScript website
Support with using SafeScript
Visit the SafeScript Training 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.
For further information on Safescript, including technical support, visit the DHHS SafeScript website.
A document answering practice managers' most frequently asked questions regarding SafeScript is available here.
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