National audit of antipsychotics prescribing

In this video Professor Alistair Burns, National Clinical Director for Dementia talks about the Report of the National Dementia and Antipyschotic Prescribing Audit carried out by the Information Centre for Health and Social Care, the findings of the report and the progress made so far.

Key findings include:

  • A significant reduction in the number of antipsychotic drugs prescribed by GP’s
  • Regional variations in the prescribing of antipsychotic drugs
  • Reduction on the number of prescriptions issued for people newly diagnosed with dementia

Download the report