18/02/2017 BBC Wales Today


18/02/2017

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The Older People's Commissioner is calling for evidence

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that the inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs

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It follows a review by Sarah Rochira in 2014 about the experiences

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of residents across Wales which, at the time, called the use

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Anti-psychotic drugs can alleviate agitation and aggression. They are

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now prescribed to one in five dementia patients according to the

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Royal College of psychiatrists. The concern is that could be too many

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and professionals need to provide more emotional support instead of

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prescriptions. Two years ago, the Older People's Commissioner told us

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the inappropriate use in care homes was a national scandal. You've

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identified what is wrong. What are you going to do about it? Alongside

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identifying what needs to change in Wales, my legal review outlines a

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wide range of action. Now she wants to see evidence of that. I know that

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there is good practice going on across Wales and people are working

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to deliver improvement for older people in care homes, but I want to

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see as part of my follow-up review, evidence of it being sufficient.

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It's only when health boards provide me of that evidence and iPod into

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the public domain I can be assured on behalf of older people, we are

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not inappropriately using this inappropriate path of drugs on older

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people. These medications are used to treat conditions such as

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schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They help with hallucinations,

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delusions and extreme mood swings. High doses can make people feel

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sleepy or drugged up and slowness and sleepiness can be side effects.

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Health boards in care homes say, since then, they've made changes,

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issuing guidance and regularly reviewing patients medication. The

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older People's commission says there is good practice across Wales, but

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now is the time for care homes and health boards to prove it.

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And you can hear more on this story on Eye On Wales over

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on BBC Radio Wales tomorrow afternoon at 12.30.

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It will also be available on iPlayer Radio soon afterwards.

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A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash

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It took place around junction 24 and 24A between St Asaph

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The air ambulance was called, but the man was taken

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Welsh businesses have flown out for a trade mission to China

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and Hong Kong looking to forge links and promote their services

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in a market worth close to ?370 million a year to Wales.

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The week-long trip organised by the Welsh government

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Among those making the journey are representatives from Amni Tec

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The company makes industrial hoses used in the oil and gas

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industries and is looking to expand its customer base.

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It allows us to network with companies who are already some way

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along the journey further than us along that journey, we can network

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with them and pick their brains. Starting from scratch would be

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daunting. China and Hong Kong on our own, to approach those markets with

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any degree of success would be a daunting huge task and we would not

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know where to start. Football and Gareth Bale

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has made his comeback from injury for Real Madrid,

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scoring as a substitute Meanwhile, Cardiff's City's

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fine form continues. They beat the Championship's

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bottom side Rotherham 5-0. A last-minute goal

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for Cambridge dashed And Wrexham lost 2-0

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against Aldershot. Rugby, and in the Pro 12,

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the match between the Ospreys and Munster has just kicked off

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at the Liberty Stadium. The winner will go top

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on the table tonight. Earlier, the Cardiff Blues

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claimed a bonus point 57-20 The Dragons are at

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Connacht later tonight. In snooker, world number

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four Judd Trump is into He beat Scotland's Scott Donaldson

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by six frames to three in Cardiff. He'll play the winner of this

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evening's second semifinal between Stuart Bingham

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and Robert Milkins Before I go, let's take a look

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at the weather and tonight it will be a rather cloudy night

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with some hill fog Temperatures only dipping

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to seven Celsius. Tomorrow, and a few bright intervals

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are possible in the east, but much of the day will again be

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cloudy with some light rain. From all of us here,

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enjoy your evening.

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