31 Aug 2021
QScript is Queensland’s read-only, real-time prescription monitoring system that alerts and notifies health practitioners to review a patient’s monitored medicine prescription history at the point of care and has now commenced.
Penalties for non-compliance in using QScript are planned to start on 1 October, however AMA Queensland is advocating for a 12-month grace period to allow practitioners time to adapt to this new system. We will continue to advocate for this change on behalf of members and all medical professionals and keep you updated on progress.
To assist health practitioners in understanding how QScript works and what information is contained in the system, there are some previously recorded webinars you can access.
Getting ready for QScript
This webinar is ideal for those who want a guide of how to integrate QScript with their prescribing or dispensing software. The audience will be provided with a demonstration of how QScript works in practice.
QScript training for health practitioners
These webinars are aimed at prescribers and dispensers and will detail the legislative changes for health practitioners, including complying with the Monitored Medicines Standard, and finishes with a demonstration of QScript.
Have you registered for access to QScript yet?
Don’t forget to make sure you have registered for QScript so that when it commences you will be ready to log in and use the system.
To assist health practitioners with understanding the new legislation and how QScript works, the QScript Learning portal is available. The portal provides access to a series of eLearning modules, videos, and factsheets to help orient health practitioners to QScript and enhance clinical practice with monitored medicines.
The modules are available free of charge and are accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACCRM) and the Australian Pharmacy Council (APC). Queensland Health encourages all practitioners who will be using QScript in the future to access these modules as an introduction to both relevant areas of the new Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 and QScript.
Published: 31 Aug 2021