Z Dispense is now integrated with SafeScript for Victorian practitioners. It is a computer software that allows prescription records for some 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. From April 2020 it will be mandatory to check SafeScript prior to writing or dispensing a prescription for medicines monitored through the system.
It is recommended that pharmacists have their AHPRA number recorded in Z Dispense and are registered with SafeScript before enabling the functionality within Z Dispense. If not already done so, pharmacists can register at www.safescript.vic.gov.au.
During the dispensing process, a prompt may appear on the bottom right of the screen when a SafeScript monitored drug is selected or there’s a change in quantity for a SafeScript monitored drug. This is the SafeScript check.
Green Alerts – There is no concern in the information on the patient’s SafeScript profile. Clicking Check Online will go to the patient’s SafeScript profile in your default browser.
Amber Alerts – The patient’s SafeScript profile may need to be reviewed before dispensing the script. Clicking Check Online will go to the patient’s SafeScript profile in your default browser.
Red Alerts – The patient has alerts in their SafeScript profile. It is highly recommended to check the patient’s SafeScript profile before dispensing the script. Clicking Check Online will go to the patient’s SafeScript profile in your default browser.