Royal Commission: Ban GPs from initiating antipsychotics in aged care

It says psychiatrists and geriatricians should be the only doctors to prescribe the drugs

GPs should be banned from initiating antipsychotic medications in nursing homes under measures to reduce their use as chemical restraints, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety says.

Royal Commissioners Tony Pagone and Lynelle Briggs
Royal Commissioners Tony Pagone QC and Lynelle Briggs.

Psychiatrists or geriatricians would be the only doctors allowed to