Resources for GPs on opioids and chronic pain

16th September 2022 | David Andrassy

Although patients are now unlikely to be started on opioids for chronic pain, there is a large group of patients who have been established on long-term opioids, but who may struggle to reduce and stop their opioids. These patients are unlikely to be deriving any benefit from the opioids but are exposed to significant harm, with some on extremely high doses.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has put together useful guidance for GPs to help manage these patients together with an opioid calculator.