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2017 STOMP NEWS (1st Ed)
Welcome to the first edition of STOMP news, the e-bulletin for social care providers committed to STopping Over-Medication of People with a learning disability, autism or both. In this issue find out more about:  

  • Making your STOMP commitment real.
  • Using the ‘we support STOMP’ logo
  • Resources to assist you in implementing the STOMP pledge. 
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STOMP pledge and guidance

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Not signed up yet? The STOMP pledge and guidance contain all the information you need to help you get started in turning your commitment to tackling over-medication into a plan which will make a real difference to the people you support. Sign up to STOMP here. Please remember to send your completed action plan to stomp@vodg.org.uk

Using the STOMP logo

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We are encouraging everyone who is committed to STOMP to promote the campaign by using the ‘we support STOMP’ logo on emails and publications. A lower resolution version for emails and a higher resolution version for publications are available.

One year on

Welcome to STOMP news
 
The STOMP campaign marked its first anniversary in July this year. You can access a slide deck summarising progress across the health and social care sector.

Mixit: STOMP it out

Welcome to STOMP news
 
Mixit performs issue-driven drama that reminds us that people with learning disabilities are people first and that we all have the same rights, hopes and dreams. You can preview their STOMP production here.

Resources

Welcome to STOMP news
 

Preparing to visit a doctor

 
This new publication is for support staff who are supporting someone with a learning disability to prepare for and attend an appointment with a GP or psychiatrist to talk about psychotropic medication. It has been written collaboratively with social care providers and people with a learning disability. Preparing to visit a doctor includes guidance for staff and an easy-read form to complete alongside the person with a learning disability to help them prepare for the appointment and remember the outcomes.
Revised GP guidance
 

Revised GP guidance

 
The STOMP prescribing guidance describes best practice for GP’s. It can help providers consider how to work with prescriber to reduce over-medication.
Workforce development
 

Workforce development

 
Skills for Care resources can give people working in the sector the skills and confidence to use alternative approaches and help stop inappropriate use of medication.
 

CMG good practice guide 

 
Care Management Group has recently published a good practice guide on stopping over-medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both. The guide includes a range of perspectives and case studies and ‘key message’ summaries.
An introduction to PBS
 

An introduction to PBS

 
A a positive behaviour support (PBS) approach can improve people’s quality of life and offers an ethical alternative to over-medication and other restrictive practices. This short film describes the principles of PBS.

Good practice to share?

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2017 STOMP NEWS (1st Ed)

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