This guidance has been produced to aid clinicians and other practitioners in the use of, and reduction of misuse of benzodiazepines (BZ) aimed at primary care. Other hypnotics and anxiolytics, including the ‘Z-drugs’ (zopiclone, zolpidem, zaleplon, eszopiclone) are mentioned briefly.

There is a selection of other helpful guidance documents listed in this guidance but these have not been
specifically aimed at primary care.