NHS England has announced that improving health and care for people with autism, and people with learning disabilities, will be a top priority in their 10 year plan.
They are set to talk with organisations, local authorities and professionals to determine key issues within the priority areas of focus over upcoming months. Alongside autism and learning difficulties, mental health, cancer and cardiovascular disease will be prioritised.
Our CEO, John Phillipson, said: “We’re delighted to see that autism will be a fundamental aspect of the NHS’ future. People with autism have faced a lifetime of inadequate health and care services and we look forward to seeing this progress in the near future.”
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