On behalf of the Medicines Safety Group, we now seek comments on draft Communication Standards for Opioid Medicines Prescribed at Discharge.

The attached document has been developed to support safe prescribing of opioids by improving and standardising the information communicated from secondary care to primary care when patients are discharged from hospital with an opioid medicine for pain management. The document has been developed by a task and finish group on behalf of the GM Medicines Safety Group. The document has been reviewed by members of the task and finish group, Medicines Safety Group, and has been circulated via the chief pharmacists group for comments.

All comments will be reviewed but please do not expect a personal reply as we do not routinely reply to all comments. It is important to include any relevant evidence to back up any suggestions and please keep comments concise where possible.

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Document Title Issue Date Review Date Status
Communication Standards for Opioid Medicines Prescribed at Discharge 20240524 May 2024 20240624 Jun 2024 Draft for consultation