Palliative and End of Life Care, Guidance

Patient Group Direction use in End of Life Care

10 August 2020Questions are frequently asked around the use of Patient Group Direction (PGDs) use in End of Life Care (EoLC). As with any other patient pathway…

What naloxone doses should be used in adults to urgently reverse the effects of opioids?

19 December 2019The opioid antagonist, naloxone, is a highly effective antidote the use of which is potentially life-saving. The drug has a role in a wide range…

What are the equivalent doses of oral morphine to other oral opioids when used as analgesics in adult palliative care?

1 August 2018Morphine is generally the strong opioid of choice for treating moderate to severe cancer pain and a common question is how to convert a dose…

Archived NPSA Alert – Reducing dosing errors with opioid medicines 2008

4 July 2008This page forms part of a resource on medication related patient safety alerts issued  by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) between 2002 and 2012…