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NHS England webinar for Learning Disability and Autism partners

In May 2020 NHS England began holding weekly webinars for Learning Disability and Autism partners. These meetings provided regular information about the latest news, developments and guidance.

People First have attended regularly and have been able to feed into a number of consultations, including a workshop about shielding that was used for the daily Prime Minister's briefing.

A lot of information is shared so there isn't always the opportunity for many questions or discussion.

Some of the topics have included:

COVID shielding, testing, social distancing and PPE guidance

The COVID vaccination programme and priority groups

STOMP - Stopping over medication of people with a learning disability and autistic people 

STAMP - supporting treatment and appropriate medication in paediatrics (children) 

LeDeR programme

Accessible information and guidance

Integrated Care Systems and Boards

Oliver McGowan Training

Access to non-COVID health care services

Annual health checks and plans

Funding for voluntary sector organisations

National framework for autism assessment services

Down Syndrome Bill

As lockdown eased, the webinar meetings were held every two weeks. They are now held once a month.

The NHS Learning Disability and Autism team produce an Easy Read newsletter.

You can sign up to receive them by email or view them on the website here. 

People First (Self Advocacy) is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1057354 and company number 03134827 at 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA.
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