New NHS taskforce and grant-funded initiative to improve inpatient experience for autistic children/teenagers
NHS chief Simon Stevens has announced that a new taskforce will be set up to improve current specialist children and young people’s inpatient mental health, autism and learning disability services in England. News of the new taskforce is not the only initiative announced this past week to improve the experience of autistic children/teenagers in inpatient settings.
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Number of children living in hospital rises again as government funds new 'low secure unit'
Food and drink advice aims to tackle health inequality for people with learning disabilities
Government pledges to monitor autism employment gap - for the first time
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Ongoing avoidable deaths "appalling, wrong, prejudicial"
Advocacy funding announced as use of segregation, restraint and seclusion highlighted again
NHS England’s commissioning changes 'risk conflict of interest'
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Mental capacity bill amendment reaches final stages - and concerns remain
Cross-sector concerns have repeatedly been raised about the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill since proposals were introduced last summer. The Bill, which campaigners fear will dilute existing human rights safeguards and give undue power and responsibility to organisations supporting older and disabled people.