Have NHS efforts to reduce over medicating been successful?
In 2016, the UK government launched a groundbreaking drive to reduce the use of psychotropic drugs for people with autism and learning disabilities. But recent figures show that while prescribing rates for antipsychotics have fallen since the campaign’s launch, antidepressants, hypnotics, and stimulants have all risen.
Challenging exclusion through inclusive sports: Q&A with the Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work
Mencap Ambassador Emily Nicol, who has a learning disability, interviews Justin Tomlinson, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work. They discuss confronting the discrimination and social isolation faced by people with a learning disability and how to bring people together through sport.
Passion or obsession?
#LDTchat on Transforming Care
"Dementia affects everyone differently": Q&A with Karen Watchman
Can cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) work for those with learning disabilities?
Will medical cannabis be made available to people living with autism?
Exploring synesthesia's relationship with autism
Ten question interview: 'Tactile communication' explained
What to expect at Learning Disability Today London…
Health may be unpredictable but opportunities should be universal – that’s a value we hold dear at Learning Disability Today. It will underpin everything you experience at our upcoming learning and exhibition day in London on November 22. We will be joined by some of the most respected voices in social care and empowerment including Choice Support, Mencap and former health minister (currently shadow health minister) Norman Lamb MP.