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Deprescribing opioids in people with chronic pain: part four

Understand the definition of deprescribing.

Welcome to the fourth 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: 

  • Understand the definition of deprescribing 
  • Be confident in approaching conversations about deprescribing 
  • Be able to use the three step process.

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
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