MKUH launches the inaugural Milton Keynes Opioid study day – join in the conversation

Date: 21/05/2024

The Milton Keynes multidisciplinary Opioid Stewardship Committee are organising the inaugural Opioid study day, an event aimed at clinicians, AHPs and nurses across Milton Keynes to discuss and debate about the use of opioids for pain management.

The first-of-its-kind event in Milton Keynes will be an opportunity to bring together individuals from across the city that work across both primary and secondary care to understand the uses of opioids and how they can be most effectively and safely used. Mis-used of opioids can have serious consequences, in 2019, it was estimated that approximately 600 000 deaths were attributable to drug use worldwide.

This event in MK, taking place on Saturday 29 June from 9am – 3.30pm in the Academic Centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH), will cover a range of topics including safe opioid prescribing, educational resources and practical options in the management of pain in both Primary and Secondary care.

A Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthetics at MKUH and Chair of the MK Opioid Stewardship Committee, said: “Opioids are an effective short-term solution for controlling pain management during and after surgery however it is vital that their use is carefully and safely managed to ensure that misuse does not occur. This event will be an important forum for bringing together appropriate colleagues across health and social care in Milton Keynes to discuss and debate about the use of opioids for pain management and ensure that we have the correct procedures and governance in place across the Integrated Care System (ICS).

“If you are involved in the prescribing of medication, either directly or indirectly, or would like to join in with the discussions, we would be delighted if you can join us. I am looking forward to meeting with colleagues on the 29th June.”

To view the full programme for the event, please click here. If you would like to sign-up, please click on the booking link below. There is no cost to attend the event.