Queensland Health provides a range of services aimed at achieving good health and well-being for all Queenslanders. In 2021, it is anticipated that QScript a real-time prescription monitoring system will be available to prescribers and pharmacists. Prescription medicine related harms is multifaceted and requires both system level and individual level action to succeed. QScript is an essential mechanism in the growing challenge to promote the quality use of medicines and minimise harms. This presentation is designed to assist Queensland health practitioners to better understand and meet their legislative requirements under the new Medicines and Poisons Act (2019) in relation to QScript.
Dr Jensen is Assistant to the Chief Health Officer, Queensland Health. She has specialist qualifications as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (RACMA). Dr Jensen is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (UK) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK). She is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management. Dr Jensen holds a Master of Health Management and is a Certified Health Informatician of Australasia. Dr Jensen is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ). Dr Jensen is the Continuing Professional Development Coordinator for the joint Queensland and Northern Territory jurisdiction for RACMA and the Deputy Jurisdictional Coordinator of Training.
Dr Bill Loveday is Director - Medicines Regulation and Quality, Qld Health.