STOMP (Stopping the Over Medication of People with Learning Disabilities, Autism or both) is a national project involving many different organisations, which is working to stop the overuse of psychotropic medicines for people with a learning disability, autism or both. It was introduced by NHS England in 2016. The aim of the STOMP project is to promote the safe use of psychotropic medication for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, to ensure they are prescribed the right amount and for the shortest time possible.
Our current local STOMP service covers the boroughs of Redbridge, Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Waltham Forest and started in November 2020 and is run by an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist for Learning Disabilities from NELFT. Our ELFT boroughs deliver STOMP locally, but will also have a dedicated Learning Disability Pharmacist from 2021
The following are resources about STOMP which may be useful:
- STOMP easy read leaflet
- Professional resources
- Preparing to visit a doctor to talk about psychotropic medication
- ‘STOMP it out!’ video by Mixit
You can also find resources and case studies on the STOMP section of the NHS England website.
We have put together a local STOMP report which will be updated every three months. This report includes a patient journey example; data from reviews that have taken place; and testimonials.