Eric Ollerenshaw – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Eric Ollerenshaw on 2014-05-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department takes to prevent to over-prescribing of psychotropic drugs in hospitals.

Norman Lamb

NHS England works with system partners, including training agencies, professional bodies and professional regulators to urge that staff, including those working in hospitals, are appropriately trained, supervised and appraised to monitor practice. In mental health, NHS England is exploring how to modernise the electronic care records system so that it is easier for appropriate prescribing and monitoring to be undertaken.

The Secretary of State and NHS England would also expect hospitals to take account of relevant National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance.