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STOMP at Certitude

We're committed to NHS England's STOMP campaign - stopping the over-medication of people with learning disabilities and autistic people.

What is STOMP

'STOMP' stands for 'stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both.' According to Public Health England, between 30,000 to 35,000 adults with a learning disability are taking psychotropic medicines, when they do not have the health conditions the medicines are for. Psychotropics are drugs that affect a person's mental state.

In 2016, Certitude signed up to the STOMP Pledge for Social Care. We have committed to all of the pledges, including:

  • actively promoting alternatives to medication such as active support or intensive interaction
  • ensuring the people we support, and their circle of support, are involved in decisions about their care, including their medication
  • ensuring all staff have an understanding of psychotropic medication, including its main uses and side effects
  • supporting people to have regular reviews of their medication

Links to useful resources

An easy read leaflet about STOMP

The online medication pathway is a guide that covers topics such as what families need to know before their relative starts taking medication and how medication should be monitored

The STOMP Pledge for Social Care - a useful overview for social care providers