Who Will Use the Resource?

  • All prescribers of opioids (for short or long term use) in the community and in secondary care
  • Healthcare professionals working in emergency care including ambulance services
  • Patients and their carers
  • Pharmacists dispensing opioid medicines in the community and in hospitals
  • Healthcare professionals working with patients who take opioids
  • Healthcare professionals working with patients who may be addicted to prescribed opioids
  • Healthcare and third sector organisations managing patients with drug and/or alcohol addiction
  • Individuals with responsibility for oversight of prescribing practice
  • Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers
  • Professional regulatory bodies