Toolkit on antipsychotics

The London and Yorkshire & Humber Clinical Networks have developed a toolkit on appropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medication in dementia.  Its aim is to promote good practice and to reduce variation in prescribing practice between the regions of England.  The resource is intended to support primary care, care homes and memory assessment services, among others, to consider the uses, risks and alternatives to antipsychotic medication, risk reduction in antipsychotic prescribing, and delivering best practice in prescribing and de-prescribing as necessary.  The toolkit – Guidance for appropriate prescribing of antipsychotic medication for patients with dementia – is available on the London Clinical Networks webpage