Bulletin 258: Hypnotics

This bulletin offers advice on managing new patients with insomnia, recommends cost-effective prescribing choices, and encourages you to review chronic hypnotic users with a view to helping them withdraw from treatment.

We recognise that this is not an easy task, but we have developed some useful implementation tools to assist you including a visual data pack, audits, patient agreement forms, sleeping tablet patient leaflet, self care resources for insomnia, hypnotic withdrawal letter, and practice policy.