STOMP stands for stopping over medication of people with a Learning Disability and/or Autism.
The aims of STOMP are to:
- 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.
At the Barnet Learning Disability Service, we are signed up to delivering STOMP in our local community
We are committed to prescribing medication only where there is evidence that this is the most appropriate intervention. We work closely with other health and social care colleagues to deliver a Positive Behaviour Support approach to challenging behaviour
Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme
People with learning disabilities were three times more likely to die from causes that could have been avoided by good medical care.
The Confidential enquiry into premature deaths recommended that deaths of people with a learning disability are reviewed to make sure we are learning lessons. The Learning disabilities mortality review program is a national initiative to look at the outcomes of these reviews and make changes to improve the health care.
Barnet has a local steering group, looking at the deaths of people in Barnet. Our findings so far mirror those of the of the national program and we are working as a multi agency team to make positive changes as a result of this learning.
Dementia Care Pathway
Dementia is an illness that affects many people in later life. It affects a high percentage of people with learning disabilities.
Barnet Learning Disabilities Service have a specialist multi-disciplinary dementia team. The team provide treatment and monitor progress to ensure people receive the best health and social care. The team is made up of physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, nurses, psychiatrists, social workers and psychologists who help people with dementia live a better quality of life.