Opioids in palliative care (CG140)
Fast, easy summary view of NICE guidance on 'opioids in palliative care'
Opioids in palliative care: safe and effective prescribing of strong opioids for pain in palliative care of adults
This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on safe and effective prescribing of strong opioids for pain relief in adults with advanced and progressive disease.
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: opioids in palliative care
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This page was last updated: 28 November 2012
- Web format
- NICE Guideline (PDF)
- Full Guideline
- CG140 Rheoli poen gydag opioidau cryf ymhlith pobl â chlefyd cynyddol datblygedig: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
Information for the public
Implementation tools and resources
- Baseline assessment tool
- Clinical audit tools (folder)
- Clinical case scenarios
- Costing report
- Costing template
- Educational resource
- Electronic audit tool
- CG140 Opioids in palliative care: Online learning resource Opioids (MHRA)
- CG140 Opioids in palliative care: podcast
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Quick Reference Guide
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