Educational visit

Opioids and the bigger picture when treating chronic pain

This educational visit provides clarity on the role of opioids when supporting patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

  • Start: 1 October 2019
  • Cost: free

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Supporting patients with chronic non-cancer pain can be a challenge. The side effects and serious risks of opioid use have been well publicised, but if these medicines aren’t the solution what is?

This educational visit provides clarity on the role of opioids when supporting patients with chronic non-cancer pain. It covers the latest evidence and offers advice on engaging patients to take an active role in managing pain, along with a resource to support patients reduce or stop their opioid medication.

Educational visits are available as:

  • One-on-one discussion: a 30-minute in-practice discussion for GPs, tailored to individual learning needs.
  • Virtual visit: via video call for GPs who find it difficult to schedule an in-practice visit
  • Small-group: a 1-hour in-practice meeting for up to 10 health professionals (GPs, pharmacists and nurses).