STOMP stands for stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines. It is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the over use of these medicines. STOMP is about helping people to stay well and have a good quality of life.

NHS England: Full article here

The overall aims of STOMP are:

  • encourage people to have regular check-ups about their medicines
  • make sure doctors and other health professionals involve people, families and support staff in decisions about medicines
  • inform everyone about non-drug therapies and practical ways of supporting people so they are less likely to need as much medicine, if any.

NHS England also created the STOMP/STAMP Campaign, looking at paediatric care of children and young peopole. STAMP stands for Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics. The overall aims are to:

  1. make the lives of children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both who are prescribed psychotropic medications better.
  2. make sure that children and young people who need medication can get it for the right reason, in the right amount for as short a time as possible.
  3. help people to understand more about these medications and have the confidence to ask why they are needed.
  4. make more non-medication treatments and support available.
  5. make sure the person with their family and paid carers are involved in any decisions to start, stop, reduce or continue taking them.
  6. get more children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both to have an annual health check starting from the age of 14.

STOMP Campaign: Easy Read


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