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Deprescribing opioids in people with chronic pain: part three

Understanding the components of opioid stewardship

Welcome to the third 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, pharmacy technicians will:

  • Be aware of opioid naïvety
  • Understand the components of opioid stewardship
  • Be able to apply stewardship to practice.

Before you begin, have you completed: 

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