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Over Medication Of Older People Using Antipsychotic Drugs

EDM number 554 in 2001-02, proposed by Paul Burstow on 11/12/2001.

That this House notes with concern that up to 35,000 older people in nursing homes and as many as 55,500 people in residential homes are being prescribed antipsychotic medication for no medical reason; further notes that such medication can cause adverse side effects and misdiagnosis; believes this over-medication of the elderly to be a form of abuse that should be stopped; recognises that countries including Sweden, Australia and the USA have introduced new approaches to tackling and reducing the over-use of medication; calls upon the Government urgently to commission the National Institute for Clinical Excellence to produce guidance on the use of antipsychotics in care homes for older people; and calls for the National Minimum Standards for Care Homes and National Service Framework for Older People to be reviewed to increase the frequency of medication reviews and for the Department of Health to launch an awareness campaign targeted at phsychogeriotricians, general practitioners, care home managers and staff.

This motion has been signed by a total of 44 MPs.

Paul Burstow11/12/2001Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratProposed
Martin Smyth12/12/2001Belfast SouthUUPSigned
John Barrett12/12/2001Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter12/12/2001Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/12/2001Islington NorthLabourSigned
Nigel Jones12/12/2001CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes12/12/2001ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey12/12/2001North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch12/12/2001HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Davey13/12/2001Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler13/12/2001North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes13/12/2001North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Win Griffiths13/12/2001BridgendLabourSigned
Andrew George13/12/2001St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin13/12/2001Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
John Cummings13/12/2001EasingtonLabourSigned
Colin Breed13/12/2001South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon13/12/2001Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Bob Russell13/12/2001ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
John Pugh13/12/2001SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor17/12/2001North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Bill Etherington17/12/2001Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Terry Davis17/12/2001Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Vincent Cable17/12/2001TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Russell Brown17/12/2001DumfriesLabourSigned
Huw Edwards17/12/2001MonmouthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis18/12/2001Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock18/12/2001Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn18/12/2001Newport WestLabourSigned
Ann Cryer18/12/2001KeighleyLabourSigned
Martin Caton18/12/2001GowerLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara18/12/2001Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon18/12/2001North DownUUPSigned
Alan Simpson18/12/2001Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Eric Illsley19/12/2001Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/12/2001Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/12/2001Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham19/12/2001Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Roy Beggs19/12/2001East AntrimUUPSigned
Andrew Stunell19/12/2001Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams19/12/2001ConwyLabourSigned
Doug Naysmith08/02/2002Bristol North WestLabour Co-operativeSigned
Parmjit Dhanda03/04/2002GloucesterLabourSigned
Desmond Swayne10/06/2002New Forest WestConservativeSigned

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