A NSW Government website

Information for patients

This section contains resources that prescribers and pharmacists can provide to their patients about SafeScript NSW and monitored medicines.

Resources to help raise awareness about SafeScript NSW

As SafeScript NSW is a new system, patients may ask their GP, other medical specialist or pharmacist about it.

To support health practitioners with these conversations and help raise awareness about SafeScript NSW, we have developed a video and series of posters to display in practices, health services and pharmacies. The posters can also be printed out in A4 size and used as flyers to provide to patients.

Support and resources


Pain management options and getting the right care

Agency for Clinical Innovation

Pain Management Network resources

The NSW Users and AIDS Association

A peer-based drug user organisation that offers services and support

Your Room - Alcohol and Drug Information Service NSW (1800 250 015)

24/7 information, support and referrals for those affected by alcohol and other drugs (webchat also available)

Your Room

A place to get facts and resources about alcohol and other drugs, along with information about accessing treatment and support

Your Room

Take home naloxone, which is a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose

Your Room

Information about prescription opioids

Your Room

Information about benzodiazepines

NSW Health - Mental Health Line (1800 011 511)

Offers professional help and advice
referrals to local mental health services.

NSW Health

Centre of Alcohol and Other Drugs contact information, support and treatment services

NSW Health

Information about the privacy laws and policies that apply to NSW Health

Privacy Leaflet for Patients

How we protect your information