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Deprescribing Opioids - Breakfast Meeting Macksville

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Macksville, NSW 2447

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An interactive presentation by Dr Chris Hayes, Director of Hunter Integrated Pain Service

Dr Hayes had a background in anaesthesia before undertaking training as a pain medicine specialist. He works in Newcastle NSW and has been Director of Hunter Integrated Pain Service since its foundation in 1997. He is a current board member of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and has was just completed medical co-chair of the Agency for Clinical Innovation's Pain Network in NSW. His interests include a "whole person" approach to pain and the redesign of health systems to achieve greater integration between community and primary levels and the specialist sector.

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  • Discuss the reasons why and how best to deprescribe in opioids in General Practice
  • Discuss other successful techniques that are available for managing chronic pain
  • Aim for a decrease in the in the PBS opioid prescribing rate in the Kempsey/Nambucca area to bring it more in line with the state average this being an implied recommendation of the Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/SAQ201_06_Chapter5_v12_FILM_tagged_merged_5-0.pdf

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