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Deprescribing opioids in people with chronic pain: part one

Understanding the epidemiology, classification and symptoms of chronic pain

Welcome to the first 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 completeing CPPE's focal point programme, pharmacy professionals will: 

  • Understand the epidemiology and classification of chronic pain
  • Recognise symptoms 
  • Be aware of the causes and risk factors.

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