5 Other versions of this guideline
The full guideline, opioids in palliative care: safe and effective prescribing of strong opioids for pain in palliative care of adults, contains details of the methods and evidence used to develop the guideline. It is published by the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer.
The recommendations from this guideline have been incorporated into a NICE pathway.
NICE has produced information for the public explaining this guideline.
We encourage NHS and voluntary sector organisations to use text from this information in their own materials about strong opioids in advanced and progressive disease.