ScriptWise is very pleased to announce we are set to launch a new community education program as a part of the implementation of Victoria’s real-time prescription monitoring system, SafeScript.
SafeScript will help save lives and stop more Victorians from dying very preventable deaths. It will provide health professionals with access to their patient’s prescription history for certain high-risk medicines to enable safer clinical decisions on whether to prescribe or dispense a medicine. To find out more about SafeScript visit the Department of Health’s website here.
In 2016, 372 Victorians died due to overdoses involving pharmaceutical, which is higher than overdose deaths related to illicit drugs (257) or the road toll (291).
ScriptWise is proud to work with both the Victorian government and the many families affected by this issue, to prevent future harm within our communities.
ScriptWise and SafeScript Public Education
The roll-out of SafeScript in 2018 is a unique opportunity for us to collaborate with communities to increase awareness and understanding of the potential harms of prescription medication use and misuse.
Our education efforts will also highlight the important role of SafeScript in minimising harms for Victorians and support ongoing community preventative strategies and initiatives.
Western Victoria Primary Health Network (WVPHN) will be the initial study area for the implementation of SafeScript and we are looking forward to working closely with local community organisations and individuals to ensure the education program is successful.
Stay tuned for more updates!
+ Download the Department of Health’s SafeScript FAQ here
For health professionals
+ Find out more about preparing for SafeScript via the Department of Health’s website here
+ Download the Department of Health’s SafeScript FAQ for health professionals here