Surgery and Opioids: Best Practice Guidelines 2021

Published: 03/03/2021

The FPM and RCoA are delighted to announce the publication of Surgery and Opioids: Best Practice Guidelines 2021.

This is a collaborative guidance document with representatives from the Royal College of General Practioners, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Royal College of Nursing, British Pain Society and Royal College of Psychiatry. The guidance is also endorsed by The Centre for Perioperative Care and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society. 

This document represents the work of a multi-professional and multidisciplinary collaboration and sets out the guiding principles in opioid management in the perioperative period. This guidance is intended for use by clinicians, nurses and allied healthcare providers, patients, pharmacists and policy makers. 

Click here to read the full guidance