RACGP promotes standardised opioid management plans on hospital discharge


Advocacy Reports and submissions 2017 Reports and submissions RACGP promotes standardised opioid management plans on hospital discharge

Summary

24 October 2017

On Saturday 28 October 2017 the RACGP officially launched its guidance for GPs on prescribing opioid therapy, which includes a focus on concerns of clinical governance in handover standards in hospitals for patients on opioid therapy.

The RACGP has sought support from a number of professional bodies to improve discharge planning for patients on opioid therapy.

Letters were sent to: the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia; the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators; the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; the Royal Australasian College of Physicians; and the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.