As this is primarily a clinical governance document, the RACGP performed systematic searches on PubMed and Medline for national and international governance documents regarding opioids in primary care. We also reviewed government publications (including drug utilisation data), coroners’ proceedings and state health laws and regulations. Further, we sought advice from a range of experts.
All conflicts of interest were managed according to RACGP policies.
The Expert Committee members wish to disclose they have no financial conflicts of interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters.
Two consultation periods involved broad stakeholder (including consumer organisations) input to the guidelines. A list of all consultation bodies is found in the introductory pages.
This guide is available on the RACGP website. It contains infrastructure for feedback, and a section for detailing/ logging updates and corrections.