The latest STOMP for social care news

Welcome to the fourth edition of STOMP News, the e-bulletin for social care providers committed to STopping the Over-Medication of People with a learning disability, autism or both. In this edition you will find:

  • Information about the STOMP game and how you can place an order
  • A round up following our STOMP Count me in! 2019 conference
  • A case study that demonstrates the value of persistence
  • Information about Mixit’s new film
  • A reminder of where to find resources which were showcased during the first national STOMP conference
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The STOMP game

We are delighted to announce the launch of the STOMP game. This has been designed by VODG to support the STOMP campaign and has been supported through our partnership with NHS England.

The primary purpose of the game is to prompt conversations between people with learning disabilities, autism or both and their support staff about psychotropic medication. It can also be used to raise staff awareness about good practice in tackling over-medication.

Games are free of charge and priority is being given to providers who have signed up to the STOMP pledge and submitted a STOMP action plan. Social care providers can place an order by following this link. NHS and healthcare providers, advocacy organisations, people with a learning disability, autism or both and family-carers who wish to place an order can do so by emailing [email protected]

Count me In! National conference

On Tuesday 22 January 2019 we held a cross-sector event which explored how health and social care professionals can collaborate to make over-medication a thing of the past for everybody with a learning disability. This was the first event of its kind and saw health and social care providers come together with people with a learning disability, autism or both, family-carers and representatives of NHS England, Skills for Care, the Care Quality Commission, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and sector partners to discuss how to embed STOMP in everyday practice.

Conference resources

Setting out the challenge
Jean O’Hara, NHS England
Raising awareness through regulation

Laura Picton, Care Quality Commission

Working with family carers

Holly Young, Challenging Behaviour Foundation

What STOMP means to me
Hazel Griffiths, NHS England |
Nigget Saleem, Bury Clinical Commissioning Group | Ken Courtenay, Royal College of Psychiatrists | Lois Tozer, SeeAbility |
Rebecca Goodey, Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust
Sunderland PBS STOMP clinic
Ruth Lee and Dave Gerrard, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust | Jodie Williams, Sunderland People First
The journey to STOMP
Sanjay Nelson, East London NHS Foundation Trust | Ian Stevenson, South West Yorkshire NHS Trust | Dee Vujkovic, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust | Claire Harris, Lynn Makiewicz | Su Fowler-Johnson, AffinaOD
STOMP – led by the people we support
Mick Burgess and Matthew Snell, Walsingham Support |
Karen Hall, Aspire
Four steps to success with STOMP
Emma Stark, Carl Shaw and Maggie Graham, NHS England | Philippa Ashcroft, Voiceability
STOMP – STAMP for children and young people
Maureen Banda, NHS England
Preparing for a STOMP review
Dave Robinson, Dimensions

Rob Geraghty, Wow Factor

STOMP film

Play by Mixit Music available on You Tube.

STOMP in practice

Nigget Saleem, one of the STOMP pharmacist leads at NHS England, describes how she helped her brother become free of inappropriately prescribed medication.


Access a wide range of resources on the VODG and NHS England websites to support the implementation of STOMP in your organisation.

VoiceAbility’s STOMP top tips for advocates is available here.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation’s medication pathway can be found here.

Still not signed up to STOMP? You can pledge your support here.

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