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93 A Practical Response to the NPSA Rapid Response Report on Opioids
  1. Abi Jenkins, Network Palliative Care Pharmacist and
  2. Michelle Aslett, Senior Palliative Care Pharmacist
  1. Pan-Birmingham Palliative Care Network, Birmingham
  2. Solihull PCT, West Midlands

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The Rapid Response Report on Opioids produced by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) in July 2008 highlighted that any healthcare professionals involved in prescribing, dispensing or administering opioids should be able to confirm any recent opioid dose, formulation, frequency of administration and any other analgesic medications prescribed to the patient. Palliative care patients will often have many …

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