Pain treatment: online learning about safety

Last updated: June 26, 2020

Opioids  (MHRA, 2015 and content under review)
Access: Number 7 on the list on this page. Free access, and no site registration required.
Audience: All healthcare professionals.
Content: Detailed text with limited learner interaction or illustrations, taking about 2hrs to complete, but not necessarily all in one sitting. Identifies important hazards of opioids, and informs health professionals how to anticipate, minimise and manage the risks. Self-assessment questions at conclusion. 
Reducing opioid prescribing in chronic pain  (PrescQIPP, undated)
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Audience: Primary care prescribers, practice pharmacists and nurses.
Content: Helps healthcare professionals to tackle the growth in use of opioids for chronic pain where there is little evidence for effectiveness, and to improve care for patients with chronic pain. Takes about 3hrs but can be completed in stages.