Haloperidol in Scotland

At the start of November 2014 I wrote to all 14 regional NHS Boards in Scotland regarding the prescribing of the antipsychotic medication generically called HALOPERIDOL.

The 14 regional NHS Boards are responsible for “the protection and the improvement of their population’s health and for the delivery of frontline healthcare services”.

In this post you will find the prescribing figures and the link to the full reply by each NHS Board.

Each NHS Board area generally provided the extant protocols/guidelines that include Haloperidol as part of any treatment pathway. These may include protocols for Dementia, Delirium, Rapid Tranquilisation and alcohol withdrawal. To access these please click on NHS Board heading (in dark blue)

glasgow

Quantity of haloperidol issued in Greater Glasgow NHS Board area:

NHS Glashow haloperidol

The Excel spreadsheet can be accessed here. Greater Glasgow NHS Board confirmed that “the system used to extract this data was established in April 2010 and data prior to this is not included”.

 

Lothian

Quantity of haloperidol issued in Lothian NHS Board area:

NHS Lothian Haloperidol

NHS Lothian protocols can be accessed here

 

Grampian

Quantity of haloperidol issued in Grampian NHS Board area:

NHS Grampian Haloperidol

NHS Grampian protocols can be accessed here 

 

Forth V

Quantity of haloperidol issued in NHS Forth Valley Board area:

NHS Forth Valley Haloperidol

NHS Forth Valley protocols can be accessed here

 

Tayside

Quantity of haloperidol issued in Tayside NHS Board area:

NHS tayside, Haloperidol

Tayside NHS protocols can be accessed here

 

Ayr

Ayrshire and Arran NHS have listed all rather than tabulated in yearly summaries.

For haloperidol use 2011 – 2012 in Ayrshire & Arran NHS, click here

For haloperidol use 2013 – 2014 in Ayrshire & Arran NHS, click here

For Ayrshire & Arran NHS protocols, click here

 

Borders

Quantity of haloperidol issued in Borders NHS Board area:

Borders NHS Haloperidol

Borders NHS protocols can be accessed here

 

highland

Quantity of haloperidol issued in Highland NHS Board area:

NHS Highland haloperidol

Highland NHS protocols can be accessed here and here

 

Western I

Quantity of haloperidol prescribed in Western Isles NHS Board area:

Western Isles Haloperidol

Western Isles NHS protocols can be accessed here

 

Fife

Quantity of haloperidol prescribed in Fife NHS Board area:

NHS Fife Haloperidol

NHS Fife Haloperidol community

NHS Fife protocols can be accessed here

 

dumfr

Quantity of haloperidol prescribed in Dumfries and Galloway NHS Board area:

Dumfries & Galloway NHS Haloperidol

Dumfries and Galloway NHS protocols can be accessed here

 

Shetland

Quantity of Haloperidol prescribed in Shetland NHS Board area:

NHS Shetland, Haloperidol

Shetland NHS protocols can be accessed here 

 

Orkney

Quantity of haloperidol prescribed in Orkney NHS Board area:

Orkney NHS Haloperidol

 

Lanarks

Quantity of haloperidol prescribed in Lanarkshire NHS board area:

NHS lanarkshire Haloperidol

Lanarkshire NHS protocols can be accessed here

 



Update, 5th October 2016. The following was published on the 
front page of the Scotsman newspaper: 

"Mental health prescriptions hit ten-year high"

prescriptions-for-mental-health-drugs-10-year-high-nhs-scotland-2016-b

The figures are from the Scottish Government and can be accessed here.

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