Health Care Professionals Opioid Awareness Resources

The following awareness resource tools may be useful for Health Care Professionals to support their patients to manage chronic pain more effectively:

  • FCP focused Opioid Awareness video – An educational video tool about pain and opioids to support First Contact Practitioners.

  • Free information Fact Sheet for First Contact Practitioners and other healthcare professionals – including statistics, advice and resources for further advice

Free leaflet download

  • Mark’s story, Mark shares how opioids have affected his life and his experience of working with his Pharmacist to reduce his pain medication:


  • Persistent Pain Podcast – a discussion with practitioners from across the healthcare system, who deal with the complexities of persistent pain.

  • Medicines Optimisation & First Contact Practitioner Pharmacist Collaboration – Supporting Opioid Deprescribing – a discussion sharing the lessons learnt when encouraging the deprescribing of pain medication.

Check back regularly and bookmark this page as more information will be added soon including:

  • A chat with a person with lived experience of pain.

For further pain and opioid resources click here.

HI NENC (formerly AHSN NENC) have created an NHS Futures Platform to support the work of the pain community of practise. If you would like to be invited to the community or platform, please contact [email protected] or  request an invitation via North East and North Cumbria Pain Community of Practise – FutureNHS Collaboration Platform