16th September 2022 | David Andrassy
Good practice in prescribing opioid medicines for pain should reflect fundamental principles in prescribing generally. The decision to prescribe is underpinned by applying best professional practice; understanding the condition, the patient and their context and understanding the clinical use of the drug.
Initiating, tapering or stopping opioid medicines should be managed in agreement with the patient and all members of their healthcare team. This resource, developed by UK healthcare professionals and policymakers, provides the information to support a safe and effective prescribing decision.
Developed by The Royal College of Anaesthetists Faculty of Pain Medicine, 2017