Review decision date: May 2014

Review decision: 

This guideline should not be updated at this time.

For further information, please refer to surveillance review decision.

Next review date: June 2016

This NICE guideline offers evidence-based advice on safe and effective prescribing of strong opioids for pain relief in adults with advanced and progressive disease.

This guideline was previously called opioids in palliative care: safe and effective prescribing of strong opioids for pain in palliative care of adults.

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