OPIOID MANAGEMENT IN CHRONIC NON-MALIGNANT PAIN WORKSHOP NUMBER 4 ENDS 2019 ON A HIGH
This very topical workshop was organised by Dr Bernhard Frank a Consultant in Pain Medicine at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust based in Liverpool and was the final one of the four planned sessions that ran throughout 2019. The good news is that Dr Frank intends to run the workshops again throughout 2020 so please tell your colleagues to keep looking at our website for information.
The workshop consisted of lectures and case presentations given by Dr Frank and other members of the Walton Centre Pain Management Team, Dr Kerry Mathews, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Ms Rachael Barton, specialist nurse in pain management and neuromodulation, Mr Graham Derbyshire, Specialist Physiotherapist in Pain Management and Neuromodulation and Mr Colin Brennan, Deputy Clinical Services Manager and Surgical Division Lead Pharmacist, University Hospital of Aintree, Liverpool.
The workshop was aimed at Consultants in Pain Medicine, General Practitioners, Nurse Prescribers and Community Pharmacists with a view to inform about and improve assessment and management of chronic non-malignant pain with strong opioids in primary care. (GMC: Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices 2013, Faculty of Pain Medicine: Opioids Aware) https://www.rcoa.ac.uk/faculty-of-pain-medicine/opioids-aware and also to explain the pharmacology of opioids and consideration for the use in non-malignant pain, to demonstrate the assessment for opioid treatment and the management of patients treated with opioids in an opioid clinic and to explore the biopsychosocial character of chronic non-malignant pain and its implication for opioid therapy in a multidisciplinary real life workshop via two case studies.