Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice
Welcome to RACGP’s guide on Prescribing drugs of dependence.
The guide includes:
Part A: Clinical Governance Framework (for prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice):
Part A to the guide provides practices with key principles, strategies and tools for appropriately prescribing or not prescribing drugs of dependence. Complementing the Australian regulatory framework, Part A of the guide summarises the complex levels of formal and informal controls in this area. The guide describes how applying a clinical governance framework can improve patient care and reduce abuse, misuse and dependence.
Part B: Benzodiazepines
Part B to the guide aims to assist general practitioners in appropriate prescribing of benzodiazepines, to discourage inappropriate use and to reduce harm. Implementing principles from Part B of the guide will facilitate accountable prescribing of benzodiazepines, improve practice systems of care and support patient-focused care.
Part C: Opioid Prescribing
Development of this section of the guide has commenced, with resources to be made available in late 2016.
For further information please contact:
Phone: 03 8699 0354