Medication Pathway

Section B Medication Facts and National Guidance

STOMP – stopping over-medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both

Following these and other reports from Public Health England and NHS Improving Quality, NHS England led a pledge in 2016 to stop over-medication, which is supported by many organisations in health and social care. This was intended as a ‘call to action’ and a commitment to reducing the levels of inappropriate medication prescribed for people with a learning disability, autism or both.

To support the launch of STOMP the Royal Colleges of Nursing, Psychiatrists and GPs, with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, the British Psychological Society and NHS England produced a toolkit for GPs with guidance on how to identify over-medication and steps to take if someone is prescribed medication that they do not need.

This has been followed by other resources, available on the STOMP webpage, along with links to other useful resources and the many organisations that support STOMP.