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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 autistic people who might need hospital treatment.

 

The passport is designed to help autistic people 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 National Autistic Society.

 

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

Autism training

Until everyone understands... With more than 50 years of learning from first-hand experience, no one has more practical knowledge of autism. Last year we trained 4,500 professionals. Our offer includes a variety of scheduled training events; courses run at your venue tailored to your organisation's needs; a consultancy service that works with you to find creative solutions and a comprehensive range of online training modules.

 

https://www.autism.org.uk/professionals/training-consultancy.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!

The Carers Support Alliance is led by Alliance Homes. They support carers living in North Somerset.

 

They offer:

  • Information and advice,

  • Carers Assessments to help you find the right support,

  • Various support groups and activities for carers

  • A counselling service.

 

If you are a carer, and you want to find out what help is available for you, please contact Alliance Care on 03000 120 120 (choose option 3).

 

For information about support for adult carers visit the Alliance Care website.