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Dementia: Drugs

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 160826, tabled on 1 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the results of the consultation on the increased prescription of anti-psychotics to people with dementia during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

9 March 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement continue to monitor the monthly data published by NHS Digital on the prescribing of antipsychotic medication for people diagnosed with dementia. No formal consultation has been undertaken. However, NHS England and NHS Improvement continue to have regular conversations with regional clinical network leads and local services to understand the patterns in prescribing and potential reasons for trends.