This Questionnaire is designed for all FY1 doctors working at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

During your mandatory trust induction, you should have received a presentation giving guidance as to how to successfully and safely prescribe analgesia, where an analgesic prescribing flashcard was distributed (as shown below).

Please complete this Questionnaire based on your experiences during your first month as an FY1 Doctor. Thankyou for taking the time to complete the form below, your participation is greatly appreciated. Cookies must be enabled on your computer in order for the form to be successfully submitted.

1. At your mandatory FY1 induction at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, did you attend the lecture on Analgesic Prescribing and get a copy of the Analgesic Flashcard (as shown above)?

Yes No Unsure

2. Have you found the Analgesic Flashcard useful?

(Not Useful) 1 2 3 4 5 (Very Useful)

3. When forming a management plan of a patient, how important (on a scale of 1-5) is managing pain to you?

(Not Important) 1 2 3 4 5 (Very Important)

4. Have you ever received specific teaching on analgesia and the prescribing of analgesia?

Yes No Unsure

5. Are you aware of the World Health Organisation's 'Analgesic Ladder'?

Yes No Unsure

6. Do you think of this 'Analgesic Ladder' when prescribing analgesia for patients?

Yes No Unsure

7. Are you aware of the GMC 'Good Medical Practice' guidelines regarding pain management and prescribing?

Yes No Unsure

8. Would you benefit from additional teaching/simple teaching materials/prompts for prescribing analgesia?

Yes No Unsure

9. Have you ever been unsure when prescribing analgesia?

Yes No Unsure

10. How confident are you in prescribing the following analgesia?

Simple Analgesics (e.g. Paracetamol & NSAID's)
(Not Confident) 1 2 3 4 5 (Very Confident)

Weak Opioids (e.g. Tramadol & Codeine)
(Not Confident) 1 2 3 4 5 (Very Confident)

Strong Opioids (e.g. Morphine, Fentanyl, Oxycodone & Pethidine)
(Not Confident) 1 2 3 4 5 (Very Confident)

Analgesic Adjuvants Medication not initially designed to treat pain, but effective in difficult to manage pain(e.g. Gabapentin for neuropathic pain)
(Not Confident) 1 2 3 4 5 (Very Confident)

About You:


Email Address:

Are you a current FY1 doctor working in the UK? Yes No

Please select your current Deanery from the list below:

Thankyou for taking the time to complete the above form. If you have any questions regarding its' completion, please contact me at:
Title image sourced from Stock.xchng - image owner: Zomb_kille's