FPM statement on The Lancet's pain management series

The FPM is pleased to see the timely publication of a series of articles on the problems of post-operative pain management, opioids and hyperalgesia being published from today in the Lancet https://bit.ly/2If1l4I The  focus on post-operative pain and its link to longer term opioid problems is an issue for those involved in all aspects of surgical and trauma care. The need for increased support for Pain resources in this crucial period is highlighted, aligning with the joint prescribing project led by the FPM into this problem.

12 April 2019