Skip to main navigation Skip to main content


SafeScript NSW – New approval management functionality Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: On-demand
Recorded: 9 Apr 2024


For more information:
Email: NSW&ACT Faculty
Call: 02 9886 4700


RACGP Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

Watch now

SafeScript NSW – New approval management functionality

On-demand recorded 9 Apr 2024

SafeScript NSW is a real time prescription monitoring system for monitored medicines. The system is available to all prescribers and pharmacists in NSW.
NSW Health is continuing to improve the efficiency of regulation and monitoring of certain high-risk medicines.
NSW Health has extended SafeScript NSW functionality to help manage NSW approval applications to prescribe certain high risk medicines. The new functionality became available in November 2023 to allow prescribers to submit approval applications online (and in some cases, be issued approval immediately) and track application progress in efforts to reduce the turnaround time to receive an approval.  

Learning outcomes

  1. Utilise the SafeScript NSW system to understand existing and new functionality to inform best practice patient outcomes.
  2. Discuss the benefits of SafeScript NSW to review real-time prescription monitoring for certain high risk medicines and managing NSW approvals to prescribe S8 medicines in NSW.
  3. Discuss the NSW approval application process that was introduced in late 2023.


Dr Hester Wilson

Dr Wilson is a GP, Chief Addiction Specialist for NSW Health, Clinical Director for Murrumbidgee Drug and Alcohol and Clinical Advisor to Population and Community Health in South East Sydney LHD. She is chair of the RACGP Addiction Special Interest Group, a clinician with many years clinical and teaching experience, she is currently undertaking a PhD focused on GPs’ experience of patients with chronic pain and prescription opioid use disorder.

Dr Frank Mcleod
Physician and Addiction Medicine Specialist

Dr Frank McLeod has lead an extensive medical career specialising in addiction medicine, working as an established GP, specialist, hospital administrator and even in the Royal flying doctor service to name a few of his achievements. Dr McLead has also focused particularly on harm reduction with HIV, has been CEO for the prison medical systems in the 80’s and been involved in a number of medical related media outlets; such as the Medical Observer, Australian Doctor, the ABC website and User’s News.


© 2024 The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) ABN 34 000 223 807