STOMP stands for stopping over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines. It is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the over use of these medicines.  STOMP is about helping people to stay well and have a good quality of life.

Further information can be found at https://www.england.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities/improving-health/stomp/

STAMP stands for supporting treatment and appropriate medication in paediatrics. This looks at how we can support children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both better.

Through STAMP we want to:

  1. make the lives of children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both who are prescribed psychotropic medications better.
  2. make sure that children and young people who need medication can get it for the right reason, in the right amount for as short a time as possible.
  3. help people to understand more about these medications and have the confidence to ask why they are needed.
  4. make more non-medication treatments and support available.
  5. make sure the person with their family and paid carers are involved in any decisions to start, stop, reduce or continue taking them.
  6. get more children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both to have an annual health check starting from the age of 14.

Further information can be found at https://www.england.nhs.uk/learning-disabilities/improving-health/stamp/