5 Other versions of this guideline

5.1 Full 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.

5.2 NICE pathway

The recommendations from this guideline have been incorporated into a NICE pathway.

5.3 Information for the public

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.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)