Stopping over-medication of people with learning disabilities

NHS England, June 2016

Multiple psychotropic drug prescribing for people with learning disabilities often starts at a specialist level which is then passed onto primary care with or without follow up. Many GPs are overseeing the management and prescribing long term. Following the Banerjee report (2009) and the national drive to reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs in dementia to save lives, confidence has grown amongst GPs and care teams to review prescribing. This document aims to provide support to begin the process of challenging continued need in people with a learning disability.

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