In a previous post the FOI returns on Haloperidol prescribing in NHS Scotland were shared. This followed on from my consideration of a BMJ report regarding the scale and potential harms of such “off-label” prescribing to our elderly in hospital.
Since that time I have had a response from Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality, Scottish Government:
Today I have sent this reply to Professor Leitch:
To: Professor J. Leitch,
National Clinical Director, Healthcare Quality,
Healthcare Quality and Strategy Directorate
Planning and Quality Division
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh EH1 3DG
8th June 2015
Dear Professor Leitch,
I was most grateful to receive your letter of reply dated 2nd June 2015.
I thought it best to reply to you to clarify the focus of my concerns. I wish to try and keep my reply short and focussed on the points you raise.
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