SHPA VIC Branch: SafeScript – real-time prescription monitoring

6:30pm Wednesday, 28 November 2018
8:00pm Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Branch CPD Event
Lecture Theatre 1, Monash University
381 Royal Parade
Parkville, Victoria 3052

Safe Script is computer software that allows real time monitoring of prescriptions for some high risk medicines. The system will be implemented Victoria wide in early 2019. This presentation will provide an overview of the system and how it will work, as well as important points hospital pharmacists will need to be aware of.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the benefits of SafeScript to inform clinical decision-making and improve patient safety

  • Explain the SafeScript system and how it fits into the prescribing/dispensing workflow

  • Identify medicines included in/excluded from SafeScript and rationale for this

  • Describe how SafeScript will be used in hospitals and identify situations where there are exceptions to mandatory use

  • Evaluate prior learning from roll-out in the Western Victoria Primary Health Network catchment


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$50.00 *
$50.00 *
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Contact Information

Additional Information


Lena Belfield, Project Director, Real-Time Prescription Monitoring Implementation, Department of Health and Human Services

Justin Lam - Principal Advisor, Safe Script implementation team, Department of Health and Human Services

Competency Standards

  • Standard 1.3.1 Comply with statute law, guidelines, codes and standards
  • Standard 3.1.2 Assess medication management practices and needs
  • Standard 3.5.2 Promote evidence-based medicine use

National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia, 2016 

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group-1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit), suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. The accreditation number is S2018/87