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NHS staff in England to receive learning disability training

The National Autistic Society reports that the Government will work on plans to make learning disability training mandatory for NHS staff in England. The Government has published its response to the latest report of the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review, and sets out a number of recommendations about how to make sure that the NHS understands learning disability better and can support people’s health needs. In particular, it commits to improving staff training and says the Government

Mark Lever, Chief Executive of the National Autistic Society, says,

In far too many cases, we have seen the tragic results of the NHS' failure to understand people with a learning disability - approximately a third of whom are also autistic. Today’s announcement is a welcome step towards making sure that people are not put at unnecessary risk when they need help from the NHS.

Date added: 13 September 2018