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Use of anti-psychotic medication in care homes

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Use of anti-psychotic medication in care homes

Terms of reference

The use of anti-psychotic medication in care home settings, and the ways in which its inappropriate use could be reduced, including the consideration of:

the availability of data on the prescribing of anti-psychotics in care homes, to understand prevalence and patterns of use;
prescribing practices, including implementation of clinical guidance and medication reviews;  
provision of alternative (non-pharmacological) treatment options;
training for health and care staff to support the provision of person-centred care for care home residents living with dementia;
identifying best practice, and the effectiveness of initiatives introduced so far to reduce inappropriate prescribing of anti-psychotics;
use of anti-psychotic medication for people with dementia in other types of care settings.

Consultation Documents
Consultation Address
Consultation Body
National Assembly for Wales
  • Wales
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