Australia’s first digital script list has been vital in helping the rural New South Wales community of Forbes continue to provide potentially life-saving medication to dozens of patients cut off by flood waters throughout November and December.
Regional patients and patients with high medication needs have led take-up of the digital script list, called My Script List, with Life Pharmacy consistently one of the highest users nationally.
According to Jack Buckley, lead pharmacist, owner and manager, having a high number of patients registered with the digital script list was invaluable in allowing Life Pharmacy to get medications to patients who were isolated by floods.
“Many of our patients were cut off, using telehealth consults to obtain an electronic script, which we could immediately dispense. We delivered medications to SES workers, who ferried medications across flood waters to patients. Being in a rural area, My Script List has really helped find new ways to prevent disruptions to medication supply.”