SafeScript NSW is launching 30 May 2022 across our North Coast region, providing prescribers and pharmacists with real-time information about a patient’s prescribing and dispensing history for certain high-risk medicines, known as monitored medicines. This information helps to improve clinical decision making and help keep patients safe.
Prescribers and pharmacists in the Healthy North Coast footprint will be able to register and access SafeScript NSW from Monday 30 May 2022.
SafeScript NSW assists prescribers and pharmacists to:
- review patients’ prescribing and dispensing history for monitored medicines
- identify patients who are receiving prescriptions for monitored medicines from multiple prescribers, placing them at increased risk of harm
- consider patients’ total daily dose of opioids when making decisions about their care
- identify patients who may be taking harmful combinations of monitored medicines.
Register today for the upcoming CPD webinar — June 14 7:00 pm
Healthy North Coast combined with other PHNs, is hosting a SafeScript NSW webinar. Learn about the benefits of SafeScript NSW and how the system is used.
Participants will hear from the panel consisting of a GP, pharmacist, pain and addiction specialists, and a consumer.
Click here to register for the event and view the learning outcomes. A calendar invitation will be made available for download post registration.
To get started, prescribers and pharmacists will need to:
- register for SafeScript NSW (registration is simple and takes less than 10 minutes to complete)
- enable SafeScript NSW in your prescribing or dispensing software (if using integrated clinical software).
All prescribers (medical practitioners and nurse practitioners) and pharmacists who are registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) are able to access SafeScript NSW, once invited to register.
Prescribers and pharmacists can only use information held in SafeScript NSW for the purpose of:
- providing treatment to an individual patient by reviewing the monitored medicines prescribed or supplied to the patient
- providing advice to a prescriber or a pharmacist on the treatment of an individual patient.
Use for other purposes is not permitted.
Consumer-facing posters are being mailed to medical clinics and community pharmacies to help raise awareness about SafeScript NSW, as well as a health practitioner poster outlining how to get started using the system and support available. The posters can also be downloaded and printed from the website if additional copies are needed.