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Making the most of a visit to your GP: a guide for those on the autistic spectrum

The RCGP clinical priority programme has produced an advice sheet for those on the Autistic spectrum and their family and carers to help improve access to general practice in the UK. The sheets are on the RCGP's website for access by GPs and should be circulated widely.

 

Click here to take a look and print your copy. The sheets can be taken by people with autism, and their parents and carers, to their own GP and we would encourage everyone to ensure their GP surgery has seen this.

Passport to Individual Autism Support

The Passport to individual autism support is a simple, at a glance document which explains the communication, sensory and support needs of the individual to whom it belongs. It is designed to be carried by adults who find it difficult to explain their needs when in stressful situations, such as meetings and interviews.

 

Download a copy of the autism passport here 

‘My Hospital Passport’

Is a resource for people with autism who might need hospital treatment.

 

The passport is designed to help people with autism to communicate their needs to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. It was developed by Baroness Angela Browning - an NAS Vice President - in collaboration with The National Autistic Society.

 

Use this link to go to the page on the NAS website which shows more details and where a copy of the passport can be downloaded: www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/out-and-about/my-hospital-passport.aspx

Ask Autism

Ask autism is an exciting new training service from The National Autistic Society, offering a range of products for professional development. Uniquely developed and delivered by people on the autism spectrum, Ask autism provides an 'insider' perspective of autism to give you a unique understanding of how people on the autism spectrum would like to be understood and supported.

 

http://www.autism.org.uk/our-services/training-and-consultancy/ask-autism.aspx

News from the website of the Royal College of GPs

Resources to support GPs deliver care to autistic patients sent to every practice in England

 

Resource packs to support GPs and their teams to make their surgeries more visibly friendly for patients with an Autism Spectrum Disorder have been sent to every GP practice in England this week.

 

The packs, developed by the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), aim to support GP practices to meet the commitments in the RCGP Autism Patient Charter, which provides a framework for making GP surgeries more visibly friendly for those on the autistic spectrum.

 

http://www.rcgp.org.uk/news/2016/may/resources-to-support-gps-deliver-care-to-autistic-patients-to-be-sent-to-every-practice-in-england.aspx

 

Resources to support GPs deliver care to autistic patients ... www.rcgp.org.uk

 

To support GPs and their teams make their surgeries more visibly friendly for patients with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, resource packs have been sent to every GP ... I suggest you could check that your own GP has received the pack!

North Somerset Council is setting up an online Carers Hub and would like to invite you to test it for us and to provide us with feedback. This is so that we can ensure that it works effectively for carers.

 

This email has been forwarded to us by Lindsey Churchill at Alliance Living, who provide Carers Support in North Somerset.  Details on the attached email or their website:  www.alliancehomesgroup.org.uk/care-and-support-services/our-support-services/support-for-carers/support-for-adult-carers/