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:
- make the lives of children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both who are prescribed psychotropic medications better.
- 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.
- help people to understand more about these medications and have the confidence to ask why they are needed.
- make more non-medication treatments and support available.
- make sure the person with their family and paid carers are involved in any decisions to start, stop, reduce or continue taking them.
- 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.
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