'Hooked on Painkillers' - FPM response

Last night the BBC aired a Panorama episode titled ‘Hooked on Painkillers’.

This programme tracked the treatment and personal experiences of patients who were taking large daily doses of opioids as treatment for their Chronic Pain.  Dr Roger Knaggs and Dr Cathy Stannard, who also featured centrally in the episode, have co-led the development of an online resource, Opioids Aware, containing information needed to support prescribers and dispensers in making good decisions on initiating, maintaining and monitoring patients. This document will replace the existing guidance produced by the British Pain Society in 2010, Opioids for Persistent Pain: Good Practice.

 

03 November 2015