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South West Primary Care Alliance

Opioid Strategy

Safer Opioid Prescribing - A Multimodal Program for Chronic Pain and Opioids

Opioid Strategy - Supports
Opioid Strategy - Support that has arrived - Bio and Details.
  • A confidential report (My Practice: Primary Care) lets you see your own opioid prescribing patterns compared with the provincial average (available through Health Quality Ontario)
  • Quality Standards outlining what quality care looks like for people with acute or chronic pain considering opioid therapy, and people with opioid use disorder (available through Health Quality Ontario; grounded in the 2017 Canadian Guideline for Opioids for Chronic Pain)
  • One-on-one educational outreach visits (Academic Detailing) and access to clinical tools and supports focused on delivering providers with objective, balanced, evidence-informed information on best practice (available through the Centre for Effective Practice)
  • Outreach to increase awareness of available supports and programs, and investments to increase access to addiction services (coordinated through the Local Health Integration Networks)