Opioids and chronic pain in primary care (Sep 2018)

An article in the British Journal of General Practice by Steve Brinksman, SMMGP Clinical Director.

'Opioid analgesics have been shown to have little benefit in the treatment of chronic pain and are associated with significant side effects, so why do the numbers prescribed continue to rise and with a disproportionate amount in areas of higher deprivation?’

See the article Opioids and chronic pain in primary care by Steve Brinksman, SMMGP Clinical Director in the British Journal of General Practice which includes advice on how to reduce prescribing of opioids for those with chronic pain. This article was written in collaboration with with Opioid Painkiller Dependence Alliance.

Read the article in full.