Best Professional Practice

A presentation slide set for teaching purposes may be made available by the Faculty that provides a general background about pain and use of opioids .  Please contact with enquiries.


Advice on good practice when prescribing opioids
Legislation surrounding controlled drugs, the role of CDAO and information on the new drug driving legilsation
Best practice and legal requirements of writing opioid prescriptions
Guidance on clear and accurate record keeping
Improving patient safety and reporting and learning from medicine incidents
Information on Yellow Card Reporting
Guidance on supplementary and independent prescribing
The role of pharmacists in supporting safe opioid prescribing
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