This document assembles a collection of resources to support primary and secondary care pharmacists in reducing the inappropriate use of antipsychotics for patients showing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). The resources are based on the “Medicines Use and Safety Secondary Care Workshop” (London, 2012 – 2013), plus related background information, links to websites and supporting documentation. The five sections in this document cover an overview, knowledge and skills development resources, audit resources, documents to support commissioning and implementation support and further reading.
Collation of resources used to reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotics in dementia. (Version 2). UKMi; East of England / London / South Central & South East Coast: East and South East England Specialist Pharmacy Services, April 26th 2013.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 7, May 2013].