Medication for people with learning disabilities

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2606
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Have you looked into issues effecting people with learning disabilities in line with your core objective to improve access to high quality health and social care services particularly for Londoners who have poor health outcomes? As an example, you may be aware that experts from University College London found that thousands of people with learning disabilities are being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs despite little evidence that they work. What steps could be taken to ensure that patients with learning disabilities receive the appropriate care in order to help reduce health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities in London?

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