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Government announces case reviews for all autistic inpatients

The Government has announced that autistic patients, and those with a learning disability, who are in mental health hospitals will have their care reviewed within the next 12 months. The Government aims to have dates for all autistic, and those with a learning disability, patients to support them to be discharged back into the community with the appropriate care. The Government has also announced that NHS and social care staff will receive mandatory training on autism and learning disability, including legislation and rights, and making reasonable adjustments.

Date added: 5 November 2019