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Five-year NHS autism research strategy for England

A five-year NHS autism research strategy, to facilitate the use of the best current evidence when making decisions about autism services provided by or paid for by the NHS in England. Introduction Autism is not a rare condition (about 1–2% of … Read Article about Five-year NHS autism research strategy for England

Your care, your way

Clear, understandable information is important to help you make the right health and care decisions. Join this national Healthwatch campaign, and have your say on what needs to change. Everyone should be told about healthcare in the way they need … Read Article about Your care, your way

Creating accessible healthcare environments for people with autism

Staff can use a simple environmental checklist to help make healthcare environments more accessible to people with autism. An article from Stephen Simpson, senior autism practitioner, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. About … Read Article about Creating accessible healthcare environments for people with autism

Health and Wellbeing event: Hadleigh and the surrounding areas

Abbeycroft Leisure are working with the Babergh District Council, Ipswich & East Suffolk CCG and social prescribers in the Hadleigh area to offer a FREE health and wellbeing event. When is the event? Thursday 25th November at Hadleigh … Read Article about Health and Wellbeing event: Hadleigh and the surrounding areas

Legal resources from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation

The legal resources directory from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation is a series of practical resources designed to help you get the information you need about the law and rights, covering a range of topics. The resources cover things such as: … Read Article about Legal resources from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation

Hospital care for young people with a learning disability

Do you know what Transition is? It's the process when someone moves from children's to adult services. Mencap have made a new easy-read guide about the differences you might find if you go to hospital as you get older. You can view and … Read Article about Hospital care for young people with a learning disability

‘Hear me, See Me’ Autism workshop

Autism Bedfordshire are running 'Hear Me, See Me' workshops online for people in the East of England. Inequalities and rights accessing healthcare - an online workshop for parents/carers A workshop for carers or parents of autistic adults in … Read Article about ‘Hear me, See Me’ Autism workshop

Care Quality Commission: Protect, Respect, Connect

An easy-read report from the CQC (Care Quality Commission) looking at decisions about living and dying well during COVID-19. View or download the report here: https://www.keepsafe.org.uk/dnacpr Press play for audio Download … Read Article about Care Quality Commission: Protect, Respect, Connect

2021 Census

What is the census? The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales. The next census takes place on Sunday 21 March 2021. Your answers to the census questions will … Read Article about 2021 Census

Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting site

The Yellow Card scheme collects and monitors information on suspected safety concerns or incidents involving: medicines, medical devices, and e-cigarettes. The scheme relies on voluntary reporting of suspected safety concerns or incidents by … Read Article about Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting site

Clinical trials: an easy-read guide

Ace Anglia, together with Thinklusive, West Suffolk Hospital & a local Patient Research Ambassador have co-produced an easy-read guide to clinical trials. Read more about the project This project is a collaboration between West Suffolk … Read Article about Clinical trials: an easy-read guide

Learning Disability and Autism – 10 year planning meeting

Recently I went to an event in Newmarket. It was about 10 year plan for the NHS.  In the plan they have set out the top priorities. They are: Cancer, Cardiovascular and Respiratory, Learning Disability and Autism & Mental Health. It is … Read Article about Learning Disability and Autism – 10 year planning meeting

The NHS has recently launched the 'Help Us, Help You' campaign. The campaign encourages people to contact their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer. Find out more: NHS.uk/cancersymptoms ...

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