STOMP-STAMP NHS England campaign

 In Awareness Campaigns, Mental Health, NHS Guidelines

Stopping the over-medication of children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both (STOMP) and supporting treatment and appropriate medication in paediatrics (STAMP).

This campaign provides resources for organisations and individuals that work with children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both to show their commitment to STOMP and STAMP. The aforementioned children should only be prescribed psychotropic medication when clinically indicated, however, previous experience of young people and their carers indicates that this medication is often continued after childhood and long past its original prescribing rational. This may be detrimental to their health and wellbeing if the medication is no longer necessary once the child is older.

The campaign emphasises the importance of children and young people getting the right medication, at the right time, for the right reason; with regular and timely reviews recommended so that the effectiveness of the medication is evident.

Promotional leaflets and ‘pledge’ documents are available to download from the NHS website.

 

 

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