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USE OF ANTIPSYCHOTICS FOR DEMENTIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 504: tabled on 14 July 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that dementia is a devastating illness which currently afflicts approximately 820,000 people in the UK; is therefore deeply concerned by the findings of Professor Sube Banerjee's 2009 Report entitled The use of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia, which highlighted that only one in five patients derived positive benefits from antipsychotic medication and that approximately 1,800 patients are estimated to die annually as a result of inappropriate antipsychotic prescribing; considers the upcoming National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) health technology assessment on dementia as an ideal opportunity for NICE to consider the use of antipsychotics; calls on the Government to intervene urgentlyto stop the over-prescription of antipsychotics for dementia patients and fully implement Professor Banerjee's specific recommendation to reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotics and promote more effective and appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for dementia patients; and further calls on the Government to enforce NICE Quality Standards on Dementia.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Bootle
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 14 July 2010
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 December 2010
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Gower
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Islington North
Davies, Glyn
Conservative
Signed on 26 July 2010
Montgomeryshire
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 July 2010
Belfast North
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2010
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2010
St Ives
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2010
Portsmouth South
Heald, Mr Oliver
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2010
North East Hertfordshire
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2010
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2010
Manchester, Withington
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2010
Blackpool South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 September 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2010
Hayes and Harlington
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 26 July 2010
Easington
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 July 2010
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 July 2010
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 July 2010
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
Bolsover

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.