SAFESCRIPT GP CLINICAL ADVISORY SERVICE

Overview

The SafeScript General Practitioner (GP) Clinical Advisory Service is a peer to peer secondary consultation and mentoring service for Victorian GPs with patient issues relating to high-risk prescription medications identified through SafeScript.

All our SafeScript GP Clinical Advisors have completed a comprehensive education program with supervision and peer reviews by addiction medicine, addiction psychiatry and pain medicine specialists.

SafeScript GP Clinical Advisors are able to provide support with:

  • Managing the prescribing and quality use of medications for pain, anxiety and sedation,
  • Assessing patients for risk of addiction,
  • Management planning for patients with complex needs,
  • Managing requests for drugs of dependence monitored through SafeScript,
  • Options for treatment of prescription drug use disorders.

Service Commencement

The SafeScript GP Clinical Advisory Service is available from December 2018 in the Western Victoria Primary Health Network and the rest of Victoria from April 2019. The period between December 2018 and April 2019 is a pilot period.

Secondary Consultations

During the pilot period between December 2018 and April 2019 all secondary consultation requests will be referred to a DACAS consultant who will usually respond within 24 hours to provide advice.

Mentoring

Mentoring is provided by a SafeScript GP Clinical Advisor and involves up to three (3) consecutive consultations about a particular patient(s) or clinical issue(s) related to SafeScript.

Contacting a SafeScript GP Clinical Advisor

Call Drug and Alcohol and Clinical Advisory Service (DACAS) on 1800 812 804 and ask to be referred to a GP Clinical Advisor in your local area.

Within two (2) business days a SafeScript GP Clinical Advisor will be in contact to arrange a time for mentoring.

Further Information

Contact Ms Dimitra Petroulias via email: gpclinicaladvisors@turningpoint.org.au.

Download a brochure

Please refer to the Department of Health and Human Service for the full list of medications monitored through SafeScript (a real–time prescription monitoring system).

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