SafeScript is a comprehensive set of national drug databases of an international standard and an entity within Clanwilliam Health.

SafeScript originated out of a need to make prescribing safer for both patients and physicians. Its drug databases were designed to provide greater interactive functionality for clinical systems within the NHS, enhancing electronic data sharing and transfer between systems.

Our approach to all data sets mirrors that of the UK, in that the data structure is the same from country to country in order to facilitate ease of use of such information and allowing us to provide similar structures for any chosen country, provided a suitable source of product data is available.

Our drug databases provide the interactive functionality the NHS in the UK currently needs for use within clinical systems, and we believe can also provide many aspects which will be useful for future applications, particularly surrounding the issues of efficient electronic data sharing and transfer between systems.


The interactive aspects of our databases depend on getting software matches between coded data about a patient held in an electronic patient record, and the data about a chosen drug product – all of which is linked to the commonly used Medical Coding Systems (in the UK this is, of course, currently Read and ICD, but as many know, this is moving towards SnomedCT).

Hopefully, therefore, we can provide the relevant linkages for all systems which use Medical and Pharmaceutical Coding.


Our approach to all our databases is consistent, and the structure of the UK data is reflected in our USA and Republic of Ireland data sets, to enable easy use of the data in these countries. Indeed we can provide similar structures for any chosen country, assuming we can identify a suitable source of product data for that country, so transposition from one country to another is straightforward. Databases specifically designed for South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Spain and Belgium are currently under development.

Our databases are suitable for, and indeed are designed for, insertion into all clinical systems, whether GP, Hospital, Pharmacy or others, and over the years we have included many aspects which are useful for the different requirements of these different systems.


To learn more about SafeScript and how the World Standard Drug Database can benefit you, get in contact today.