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Short Life Working Group on Prescription Medicine Dependence and Withdrawal: consultation analysis

Consultation analysis of recommendations from Short Life Working Group on Prescription Medicine Dependence and Withdrawal.


4. Appendix 1: Original PHE recommendations

Recommendation 1

"Increasing the availability and use of data on the prescribing of medicines that can cause dependence or withdrawal to support greater transparency and accountability and help ensure practice is consistent and in line with guidance."

Recommendation 2

"Enhanced clinical guidance and the likelihood that it will be followed"

Recommendation 3

"Improving information for patients and carers on prescribed medicines and other treatments and increasing informed choice and shared decision making between clinicians and patients"

Recommendation 4

"Improving the support available from the healthcare system for patients experiencing dependence on or withdrawal from prescribed medicines"

Recommendation 5

"Further research on the prevention and treatment of dependence on and withdrawal from prescribed medicines"

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