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Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice

Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice

Welcome to RACGP’s guide on Prescribing drugs of dependence.

The guide includes:

Part A: Clinical Governance Framework (for prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice):

Part A to the guide provides practices with key principles, strategies and tools for appropriately prescribing or not prescribing drugs of dependence. Complementing the Australian regulatory framework, Part A of the guide summarises the complex levels of formal and informal controls in this area. The guide describes how applying a clinical governance framework can improve patient care and reduce abuse, misuse and dependence.

Part B: Benzodiazepines

Part B to the guide aims to assist general practitioners in appropriate prescribing of benzodiazepines, to discourage inappropriate use and to reduce harm. Implementing principles from Part B of the guide will facilitate accountable prescribing of benzodiazepines, improve practice systems of care and support patient-focused care.

Part C: Opioid Prescribing

Part C to the guide aims to help general practitioners (GPs) prescribe opioids appropriately in the general practice context. 

Upscheduling of codeine

Important information and resources for general practice. 

For further information please contact:

Quality Care
Phone: 1800 472 247 
Email: qualitycare@racgp.org.au

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