06 Mar 2019
09 May 2019
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Available to
General Practitioners
Professional development points
'SafeScript', real-time prescription monitoring, is now available and will be mandatory from April 2020.   What is 'SafeScript'? How can you use it to identify high-risk situations and support safer clinical decisions?  
'SafeScript', real-time prescription monitoring, is a clinical tool that provides access to a patient’s prescription history for high-risk medicines and enables safer clinical decisions.

These sessions will be presented by local general practitioner, Dr Paul Grinzi and local pharmacist, Mr Angelo Pricolo, and also include an interactive panel discussion.

Dr Paul Grinzi works locally as a specialist general practitioner.  His special interests include alcohol and other drug treatment, sports injuries, hepatitis C treatment and skin disorders. Paul is also a medical educator with MCCC GP Training and holds a clinical lecturer position at the University of Melbourne. 

Mr Angelo Pricolo works locally as a community pharmacist. He has been involved in the treatment of addiction and harm minimisation for 30 years. Angelo is also a sessional tutor at Monash University and in 2008 was named Australian Pharmacist of the Year.
Join one of these session to: 
  • Learn how to use SafeScript to identify high risk situations and support safer clinical decisions. 
  • Discuss treatment and referral options for patients taking high-risk prescription medicines. 
  • Consider communication ideas when discussing high-risk prescription medicines with patients. 

Schedule (Craigieburn and Werribee) 
Registration : 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Education: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Schedule (Parkville)
Registration : 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Education: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Continuing Professional Development 
  • Australian Pharmacy Council accredited for 4 Group 2 CPD points
  • RACGP accredited for 4 Category 2 QI&CPD points
Australian Pharmacy Council Accredited CPD event
RACGP QI&CPD Accredited event

Learning outcomes

  • List key rationale behind the introduction of 'SafeScript' to monitor supply of Schedule 8 and selected Schedule 4 high-risk medicines.  

  • Describe how the 'SafeScript' system integrates into your workflow when prescribing/dispensing Schedule 8 and selected Schedule 4 high-risk medicines. 

  • Describe considerations to take into account, aside from a 'SafeScript' notification or alert, when prescribing or dispensing a high-risk medicine. 

  • Identify appropriate steps to take when concerns arise about the safety of patients using high-risk medicines. 

  • Identify elements and components of best practice communication considering individual needs of patients when discussing high-risk prescription medicines.


    Craigieburn Session 26/03/2019
    Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn  
    75-95 Central Park Avenue 

    Werribee Session 30/04/2019 
    Werribee Football Club 
    Chirnsides by the River 
    150-226 Watton Street

    Parkville Session  9/05/2019   
    North Western Melbourne PHN - Yarra Room  
    Level 5, 369 Royal Parade