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Key questions on chronic pain (1.5 CPD hours)

GP and community pain specialist Dr Tim Williams answers questions from GP Dr Melanie Wynne-Jones on initiating opiates, pain management programmes and drugs for neuropathic pain



This module will update your knowledge on chronic pain, including:

  • The STEPS approach to medication in chronic pain
  • Rules for initiating opiates and continuing prescriptions for chronic pain
  • The likelihood of addiction and tachyphylaxis with opiate use
  • Pros and cons of different drugs for neuropathic pain
  • When to consider interventions such as peripheral nerve stimulators or nerve blocks

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