About this information

NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.

This information explains the advice about managing pain with strong opioids in people with advanced, progressive disease that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 140.

Does this information apply to me?

Yes, if you are an adult (18 years and older) with advanced, progressive disease who needs strong opioids for pain control.

No, if you are an adult who has not yet had a pain assessment to check whether you need strong opioids to manage your pain.

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