This workshop will provide an opportunity for practice-based or care homes pharmacists, GPs and nurse prescribers to: • Update clinical knowledge • Improve awareness of the latest national guidance • Network with colleagues • Consider local implementation to support best practice and patient care. The workshop will include a mix of lecture-style presentations and case studies plus plenty of opportunities for interaction. It will also support the revalidation process.

Andy Cooke (PrescQIPP Associate Director for Transformation and Partnerships) and Sue Smith (PrescQIPP Head of Education) will deliver the workshop. They will be joined by Mary Weatherstone, NICE Medicines and Prescribing Associate, and will ensure that local priorities are covered.

Workshop content

• Reducing opioid prescribing in chronic pain:

  • Background to chronic pain and national guidance
  • Opioid efficacy and trial of treatment
  • Choice of strong opioid
  • Adverse effects of opioids

• Treatment of neuropathic pain
• Sources of support and information
• Local action planning.


If you would like further information about this workshop or other PrescQIPP resources, such as e-learning, please email Andy Cooke:


About PrescQIPP

PrescQIPP is a Community Interest Company (a type of social enterprise) which operates on a not for profit basis for the benefit of NHS patients, commissioners and organisations. Our mission is to help NHS organisations to improve medicines-related care to patients, through the provision of robust, accessible and evidence-based resources. We also provide a platform to share innovation, learning and good practice. Further information can be found on our website:

Teas and Coffees provided, but please bring own lunch.