Monitored medicine reporting requirements
All health practitioners dispensing monitored medicines (other than those practising in public sector hospitals) will be required to upload records of all dispensed monitored medicines to QScript, the real-time prescription monitoring system. Uploading records will be through a Prescription Exchange Service (PES) following commencement of the Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 and Medicines and Poisons (Medicines) Regulation 2021.
About Prescription Exchange Services (PES)
Connecting your clinical software to a Prescription Exchange Service (PES) allows the automatic upload of monitored medicine prescribing and dispensing data into QScript.
Under the Medicines and Poisons Act 2019, all health practitioners dispensing monitored medicines (other than those practising in public sector hospitals) must make their monitored medicine dispensing records in dispensing software connected to a PES to ensure these records are uploaded into QScript in real-time.
In Australia, there are 2 PES systems in operation, eRx Script Exchange and MediSecure. Approximately 95% of all community pharmacies in Queensland are already connected to a PES.
Contact your software vendor for more information about connecting to a PES or contact a PES provider:
- MediSecure - 1800 472 747
- eRx Script Exchange - 1300 700 921.
- Real-time prescription monitoring of monitored medicines
- Reporting monitored medicines during transition to real-time monitoring (QScript)
Monitored Medicines Unit at MMU@health.qld.gov.au.