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The Older People's Commissioner is calling for evidence
that the inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs
It follows a review by Sarah Rochira in 2014 about the experiences
of residents across Wales which, at the time, called the use
Anti-psychotic drugs can alleviate agitation and aggression. They are
now prescribed to one in five dementia patients according to the
Royal College of psychiatrists. The concern is that could be too many
and professionals need to provide more emotional support instead of
prescriptions. Two years ago, the Older People's Commissioner told us
the inappropriate use in care homes was a national scandal. You've
identified what is wrong. What are you going to do about it? Alongside
identifying what needs to change in Wales, my legal review outlines a
wide range of action. Now she wants to see evidence of that. I know that
there is good practice going on across Wales and people are working
to deliver improvement for older people in care homes, but I want to
see as part of my follow-up review, evidence of it being sufficient.
It's only when health boards provide me of that evidence and iPod into
the public domain I can be assured on behalf of older people, we are
not inappropriately using this inappropriate path of drugs on older
people. These medications are used to treat conditions such as
schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They help with hallucinations,
delusions and extreme mood swings. High doses can make people feel
sleepy or drugged up and slowness and sleepiness can be side effects.
Health boards in care homes say, since then, they've made changes,
issuing guidance and regularly reviewing patients medication. The
older People's commission says there is good practice across Wales, but
now is the time for care homes and health boards to prove it.
And you can hear more on this story on Eye On Wales over
on BBC Radio Wales tomorrow afternoon at 12.30.
It will also be available on iPlayer Radio soon afterwards.
A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash
It took place around junction 24 and 24A between St Asaph
The air ambulance was called, but the man was taken
Welsh businesses have flown out for a trade mission to China
and Hong Kong looking to forge links and promote their services
in a market worth close to ?370 million a year to Wales.
The week-long trip organised by the Welsh government
Among those making the journey are representatives from Amni Tec
The company makes industrial hoses used in the oil and gas
industries and is looking to expand its customer base.
It allows us to network with companies who are already some way
along the journey further than us along that journey, we can network
with them and pick their brains. Starting from scratch would be
daunting. China and Hong Kong on our own, to approach those markets with
any degree of success would be a daunting huge task and we would not
know where to start. Football and Gareth Bale
has made his comeback from injury for Real Madrid,
scoring as a substitute Meanwhile, Cardiff's City's
fine form continues. They beat the Championship's
bottom side Rotherham 5-0. A last-minute goal
for Cambridge dashed And Wrexham lost 2-0
against Aldershot. Rugby, and in the Pro 12,
the match between the Ospreys and Munster has just kicked off
at the Liberty Stadium. The winner will go top
on the table tonight. Earlier, the Cardiff Blues
claimed a bonus point 57-20 The Dragons are at
Connacht later tonight. In snooker, world number
four Judd Trump is into He beat Scotland's Scott Donaldson
by six frames to three in Cardiff. He'll play the winner of this
evening's second semifinal between Stuart Bingham
and Robert Milkins Before I go, let's take a look
at the weather and tonight it will be a rather cloudy night
with some hill fog Temperatures only dipping
to seven Celsius. Tomorrow, and a few bright intervals
are possible in the east, but much of the day will again be
cloudy with some light rain. From all of us here,
enjoy your evening.