Stop the Over-Medication of People With a Learning Disability or Autism (STOMP) Campaign (NHS England / Royal College of Psychiatrists / BPS)

Summary

Professor Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England, has written to raise awareness about the over-medication of people with learning disabilities or autism, on the first anniversary of the Stop the Over-Medication of People With a Learning Disability or Autism (STOMP) campaign.

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Chief Nurse backs STOMP it out drugs campaign. [Online]: NHS England, July 4th 2017.

Further information:

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Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both (STOMP). [Online]: NHS England, July 4th 2017.

This relates to a report with a focus on General Practice:

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Stopping Over-Medication of People with a Learning Disability, Autism or Both (STOMP). London: NHS England, July 3rd 2017.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists earlier produced a Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability report, which presents practice guidelines on psychotropic drug prescribing.

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Psychotropic drug prescribing for people with intellectual disability, mental health problems and/or behaviours that challenge: practice guidelines. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists; Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability, April 2016. Faculty Report FR/ID/09.

The British Psychological Society have produced a report on psychological therapies which offer potential alternatives to inappropriate prescribing:

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Beail, N [ed.] (2016). Psychological therapies and people who have intellectual disabilities. Leicester: British Psychological Society; Commissioning Team for the Faculties for Intellectual Disabilities of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society, February 2016.

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