"Challenging behaviour and psychotropic medication" meeting, London, 23 May 2017

Challenging behaviour and psychotropic medication - finding ways forward for adults with intellectual disability

Date: Tuesday 23 May 2017

Venue: Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON W1G 0AE

About this event

The use of psychotropic medication, particularly antipsychotics, in managing challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disability is controversial and has received widespread attention. In 2015 NHS England issued a ‘call to action’ to substantially reduce the number of people with intellectual disability who are prescribed psychotropic drugs. However, the ways in which this will be achieved have not been determined and there remain considerable challenges in meeting this goal.

Keynote speaker

Dr Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Care Quality Commission

For more information, visit https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/events-listing/2016-2017/sections/intellectual-disability-forum/idh03-challenging-behaviour-and-psychotropic-medication-finding-ways-forward-for-adults-with-intellectual-disability.aspx