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Medications

15th September 2015

Doped! Over-prescribing of anti-psychotic drugs to people with learning disabilities

1Fit

The news that people with learning disabilities are being prescribed anti-psychotic medication inappropriately reminds me of the ‘chemical cosh’ situations...

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07th September 2015

Movement without medication

1Fit

I have long had a ‘thing’ about the unnecessary use of laxatives. Its time to stop assuming these are a...

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10th August 2015

Medication for people with learning disabilities in care

1Fit

The NHS in England has released a circular, expressing concern about the over-medication of people with learning disability.In the wake...

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10th August 2015

What is a Patient Group Direction (PGD)?

1Fit

With the flu vaccination season almost upon us, I thought I would highlight the need for – and use –...

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17th July 2015

Take your medicine

1Fit

This week NHS England responded to research that shows a worrying number of people with learning disability are being over...

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23rd July 2013

A proportionate response to errors?

Ginny Tyler Learning Disabilities Specialist

I recently attended a seminar on the management of errors in medicines administration and got into an interesting debate with...

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