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Royal College of General Practitioners takes action on autism support

June 2016

The RCGP has made autistic spectrum disorders a clinical priority for the years 2014 to 2017.

The RCGP has made autistic spectrum disorders a clinical priority for the years 2014 to 2017.

It plans to enhance autism awareness within the primary care workforce and improve the healthcare experiences of people on the autistic spectrum.

In May 2016 the RCGP produced an information pack for GPs (please click here for a copy). It explains autism and how to create an autism friendly service.

The pack includes a Patient Charter which explains how GPs can make reasonable adjustments to ensure that their practice is accessible to people on the autistic spectrum.

Austin Thornton of the health & care team at Wrigleys said: "We welcome initiatives such as this from the RCGP. But the fact there is an ongoing systemic failure to provide services for this vulnerable group. In our experience, a huge challenge remains the lack of appropriate social services provision. The resources issue that blocks this development has to be addressed."

If you would like to discuss any aspect of this article further, please contact Austin Thornton on 0114 267 5588.

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The information in this article is necessarily of a general nature. Specific advice should be sought for specific situations. If you have any queries or need any legal advice please feel free to contact Wrigleys Solicitors

 

 June 2016

 

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