Norton Canes Surgery

Address: NORTON CANES HEALTH CTR, BROWNHILLS ROAD, NORTON CANES, CANNOCK, WS11 9SE

Part of CCG: NHS CANNOCK CHASE CCG

Part of PCN: CANNOCK VILLAGES PCN

Current practice type: GP Practice

Practice locations are approximate, based on postcode.

Prescribing measures tagged Opioids

Opioids are painkillers and their use has been increasing in England (see paper). Although opioids provide effective analgesia for acute pain and in palliative care, there is little evidence of benefit for long-term opioids in most patients with persistent non-cancer pain, in terms of pain, quality of life or functioning, and they can have serious side-effects. These measures relate to the use of opioids and can be used to openly audit prescribing. More resources for reviewing prescribing are available at the Opioids Aware project.

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