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Call on GPs to help influence autism services

7th February 2013
The National Autistic Society (NAS) is calling on GPs and other health professionals to help inform how services for people with autism are implemented going forward.

This year the Government is reviewing their strategy for adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in England, which came into affect three years ago.

A number of points in the strategy were aimed at improving health services for people with autism, these included:
  • Training for all NHS staff including GPs
  • Developing a clear pathway to assessment and diagnosis of autism in adults
  • Planning of post-diagnosis services for people with autism
Tom Madders, Head of Campaigns at the NAS, said: “It’s vital that GPs have their say about the support they need to work with people with autism and about any barriers they face, for example when referring people for diagnosis. Because the Government’s autism strategy affects the way GPs work, we want to ensure that they are being listened to and are given the opportunity to inform and influence the review.”

GPs can put their views across by responding to the following survey:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AutismStrategyReviewProfessionals
 
It will take approximately 5-10 minutes to fill in and closes on 28 February 2013.
 

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Article Information

Title: Call on GPs to help influence autism services
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 23703
Date Added: 7th Feb 2013

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