Stopping over-medication of people with learning disabilities

 In Clinical Guidelines, NHS Guidelines

NHS England has produced a document that aims to stop the over-medicating of people with learning disabilities. This toolkit aims to support prescribing healthcare professionals to review inappropriate prescriptions for people under their care who have a learning disability and/or autism.

This document tells you the following:

  • Algorithm/flow diagram of review, to reduce or stop psychotropic drugs in people with a learning disability
  • Why it is important to stop prescribing inappropriate psychotropic drugs
  • Suggested steps for prescribers
  • Practice examples
  • Examples of psychotropic drug reduction

Here is the link to the full report:

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