Opioid Resource Pack for Practices


One of the focusses for Mid Essex CCG, and nationally, is to review and optimise therapy of patients identified as taking ≥120mg oral morphine daily or equivalent. In order to achieve this, we have put together a resource pack to assist prescribers in managing patients taking these high doses of opioids. The resource pack is divided in to management of patients already taking these doses and management of patients identified as requiring opioids and likely to request high doses during the course of their therapy.

The resource pack references patient information leaflets and other documents which have been included below as separate documents. The main reference for the resource pack was the Faculty of Pain Medicine Opioids Aware website:


pdf Opioids guidance and support for GPs July 2017 (283 KB)

Links to documents and support material within the guidance can be found here:

document GP template letter inviting patient for consultation (12 KB)

pdf Treatment with opioids contract (compact) April 2017 (126 KB)

document Opioid Treatment Contract April 17 (Word Version) (267 KB)

document Opioid trial agreement July 2017 (302 KB)

pdf Weaning opioids advice for patients July 2017 (183 KB)

Faculty of pain patient information leaflet - About Pain

Faculty of pain patient information leaflet - Thinking about Opioid Treatment for pain

Faculty of pain patient information leaflet - Taking Opioids for Pain