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)
Quantity of haloperidol issued in Greater Glasgow NHS Board area: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”.
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
Quantity of haloperidol prescribed in Fife NHS Board area:
NHS Fife protocols can be accessed here
Quantity of haloperidol prescribed in Orkney NHS Board area:
Update, 5th October 2016. The following was published on the front page of the Scotsman newspaper: "Mental health prescriptions hit ten-year high"
The figures are from the Scottish Government and can be accessed here.