The National dementia and antipsychotic prescribing audit aims to gather information from primary care to establish a national picture of prescribing antipsychotic medication in people with dementia.
The results of the audit are now available within a National Summary, PCT level and GP level reports. Findings include:
- a 52% decrease in the rate of prescribing between 2008 and 2011.
- a decrease in prescriptions for antipsychotics in people newly diagnosed with dementia have also reduced from 14.25% in 2006 to 4.46% in 2011, which indicates that diagnosis is taking place much earlier.
- The National Dementia and Antipsychotic Prescribing Audit National Summary Report
- Appendix 1a – Data Items – Demographics Table
- Appendix 1b – Data Items – Prescription Table
- Appendix 2a – Diagnosis Codes
- Appendix 2b – Drug Codes
- Appendix 3 – Participation by SHA and PCT
- Appendix 4 – List of anonymised GP prevalence values (above 2.01 per cent)