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Healthcare Professionals Facsheet - Views, Experiences and Recommendations in Ireland, UK, SA

Codeine is widely prescribed as a medicine used in the management of pain, and to a lesser extent as a cough suppressant (Foley et al. 2014). Codeine misuse and dependence can be difficult to detect and manage. This factsheet offers information and recommendation based on a study of the views and experiences of prescribing professionals across three countries Ireland, South Africa and The United Kingdom and is intended for healthcare professionals including doctors, specialists, nurses, nurse prescribers, pharmacists and pharmacy staff.

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