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Good practice in prescribing opioids for chronic pain

The British Medical Association’s (BMA) recent study into prescribing analgesics has shown long term opioid prescribing for chronic non-cancer pain is becoming an increasing issue in England.

Opioids are effective analgesics for acute pain and end of life care, but are of limited use for long term chronic pain and there is a significant risk of side effects and dependency. NHS Improvement has published a case study highlighting good practice.