SafeScript - Prescription medicines can be addictive
Stay on the safe side.
The doctors at Tyner Road Medical centre all use SafeScripts
What is SafeScript
SafeScript is computer software that allows prescribing and dispensing records for certain high-risk medicines to be transmitted in real-time to a centralised database which can then be accessed by doctors and pharmacists during a consultation.
SafeScript provides prescribers and pharmacists with a clinical tool to make safer decisions about the prescribing or dispensing of high-risk medicines, and facilitate the early identification, treatment and support for patients who are developing signs of dependence.
After a successful study area focused on the Western Victoria Primary Health Network region, SafeScript was implemented across Victoria from 1 April 2019.
What information is being collected about a health professional and how will it be used?
When a prescription is issued or dispensed, there are existing regulatory requirements on what information must be included on the prescription or the dispensing record. This includes the details of the patient, the medicines that are being prescribed, as well as details of the prescriber and pharmacist. This information is collected by SafeScript for certain high-risk prescription medicines.
SafeScript provides you access to view records of all high-risk medicines that have been supplied to your patient from you and other clinicians. This enables you to make safer and more informed clinical decisions, and facilitates the co-ordination of treatment and communication between clinicians by giving you visibility of all clinicians involved in the patient's care.
Authorised Department of Health and Human Services (the department) staff will also access SafeScript as part of their existing regulatory role in ensuring the safe supply of medicines in the community. SafeScript will provide the same information that the department currently obtains from medical clinic and pharmacy records to undertake existing health practitioner compliance activities.