21. Opioids and Managing Pain in Remote Areas

Dec 01, 2011, 11:51 AM

How people in remote areas manage pain, and when and how to take opioids.

First broadcast 29.11.11

In this programme we hear about the challenges facing people with chronic pain in isolated parts of the country and how a pain management programme in the Highlands is helping such patients. Dr Cathy Stannard clears up some of the misunderstandings surrounding opioids and explains when they can and can’t help with chronic pain and the possible side-effects of taking them.

In thsi programme:

  • Jackie Milburn. Clinical Nurse Manager, Chronic Pain Service, NHS Highland

  • Dr John Macleod, Consultant Anaesthetist, NHS Highland

  • Dr Cathy Stannard, Consultant in Pain Medicine, Frenchay Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust

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