The Association of Participating Service Users (APSU) is a Victorian consumer representative body at the Self Help Addiction Resource Centre (SHARC). APSU believes that people who use drug and alcohol services have a wealth of knowledge and experience and that their voices should be heard.

APSU has been set-up to ensure that people who use alcohol and other drug services opinions, ideas and experiences contribute to policy, research, service provision and professional development.

This quick survey is a way to better understand your experience with the roll out of SafeScript and the codeine legislation changes, which we will use to advocate for any necessary changes to the system and legislation.
 
SafeScript is computer software that allows prescription records for some high-risk medicines to be transmitted in real-time to a centralized database which can then be accessed by doctors and pharmacists during a consultation. This includes all schedule 8 medicines such as strong opioid painkillers, strong medicines for anxiety or sleeping tablets (benzodiazepines), other strong sleeping tablets, stimulants for ADHD or narcolepsy and other high-risk medicines

SafeScript commenced implementation in October 2018 with an initial focus on the Western Victoria Primary Health Network catchment area. The focus then shifted to the rest of Victoria in April 2019.

Changes were also introduced by the Commonwealth Government, that meant from 1 February 2018, all medicines across Australia that contain codeine required a prescription. Codeine products that are Schedule 8 medicines have been monitored from the commencement of SafeScript implementation and other codeine containing medicines will be included in SafeScript at a later stage.

If you need more information about SafeScript you can find it here (clicking here will open a new window) or to discuss any part of this survey further you can contact APSU on 03 9573 1778 or visit our website here (clicking here will open a new window). You can also join APSU's free membership through our website. 

THIS SURVEY IS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AND PEOPLE WHO USE/HAVE USED/ARE ELIGIBLE TO USE VICTORIAN AOD
SERVICES.

THIS SURVEY IS NOT DESIGNED FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS.

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