Westminster Health Forum

Autism and learning disabilities care in England - addressing health inequalities, workforce challenges and next steps for policy

Morning, Tuesday, 28th April 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This seminar will assess the key issues for autism and learning disabilities care in England, looking at:

  • Joining up policy across health, social care and education;
  • Addressing inequalities and delivering integrated personalised care; and
  • Next steps for policy.

The seminar will be an opportunity for key stakeholders and policymakers to discuss priorities for delivering the new adults and children autism strategy - as well as the progress in implementing goals for learning disabilities and autism in the NHS Long Term Plan.


Speakers

There will be keynote contributions from:

  • Dr Kevin Cleary, Deputy Chief Inspector, Hospitals Mental Health and Community Services, CQC; and
  • David Nuttall, Deputy Director, Dementia and Disabilities, DHSC.

Further confirmed speakers include: George Matuska, Lead, Autism and Learning Difficulties, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Partnership Trust, National Autism Lead and Clinical Lead, Intellectual Disabilities, South of England Region, Health Education England; Yvonne Newbold, Member, NHS Assembly and Author, The Special Parent’s Handbook; Professor Pauline Heslop, Professor, Intellectual Disabilities Studies, University of Bristol and Programme Manager, Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme for England; and Justin Cooke, Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Ambitious about Autism.


The agenda

  • Progress in meeting goals in the NHS Long Term Plan for learning disabilities and autism;
  • Assessing the impact of the NHS Long Term Plan and the role of the new strategy - funding, health inequalities and delivering integrated personalised care;
  • Priorities for parents, carers and individuals: awareness, support and engagement;
  • Education, skills and training - implementing the Autism Core Capabilities Framework;
  • Key issues from CQC review into restraint, seclusion and segregation;
  • Integrating health and education policy; and
  • Next steps for delivering the new adults and children’s autism strategy.


Keynote Speaker

George Matuska

Lead, Autism and Learning Difficulties, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Partnership Trust, National Autism Lead and Clinical Lead, Intellectual Disabilities, South of England Region, Health Education England

Keynote Speakers

George Matuska

Lead, Autism and Learning Difficulties, Kent and Medway NHS and Social Partnership Trust, National Autism Lead and Clinical Lead, Intellectual Disabilities, South of England Region, Health Education England

David Nuttall

Deputy Director, Dementia and Disabilities, DHSC

Dr Kevin Cleary

Deputy Chief Inspector, Hospitals Mental Health and Community Services, CQC

Chair

Baroness Hollins

Officer, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism and Patron, RESPOND

Speakers

Justin Cooke

Policy and Public Affairs Manager, Ambitious about Autism

Professor Pauline Heslop

Professor, Intellectual Disabilities Studies, University of Bristol and Programme Manager, Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme for England

Yvonne Newbold

Member, NHS Assembly; Winner, National Learning Disabilities and Autism Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018 and Author, The Special Parent’s Handbook