Opiates for the people
Bethann Siviter Independent nursing consultant, Birmingham
Why are an increasing number of vulnerable patients who are in chronic pain being deprived of strong painkillers?
A recent summit in the West Midlands, held by the Police and Crime Commissioner, proposed that heroin be given free on the NHS to drug misusers in safe, nurse- and doctor-supported ‘fix’ rooms.
Primary Health Care. 28, 1, 17-17. doi: 10.7748/phc.28.1.17.s18