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.
Chief Nurse backs STOMP it out drugs campaign. [Online]: NHS England, July 4th 2017.
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:
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.
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:
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.
STOMP Pledge on Over-Medication of People With Learning Disabilities and Autism
NHS England has again asked doctors and health care professionals to adopt the STOMP Pledge to stop the over-medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both.
“The STOMP pledge was launched in June 2016 supported by a number of professional bodies including the Royal Colleges of Nursing, Psychiatrists and GPs, as well as the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the British Psychological Society and the Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF)”.
NHS England urges more doctors and health care professionals to sign up to national pledge to stop overmedication for people with a learning disability, autism or both. [Online]: NHS England, April 25th 2018.