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Deprescribing opioids in people with chronic pain: part five

The challenges of deprescribing

Welcome to the fifth module in our series looking at deprescribing opioids in people with chronic pain. It is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) Deprescribing opioids in people with chronic pain focal point programme and is designed to give you an overview and better understanding of this aspect of practice.

Learning objectives

After reading this module, and its online counterpart, pharmacy technicians will:

  • Be aware of some of the challenges of deprescribing
  • Feel confident supporting behavioural change
  • Understand the risks of deprescribing.

Before you begin, have you completed: 

  • Deprescribing opioids in people with chronic pain: part one
  • Deprescribing opioids in people with chronic pain: part two
  • Deprescribing opioids in people with chronic pain: part three
  • Deprescribing opioids in people with chronic pain: part four

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