Westminster Health Forum

Key issues for 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 conference 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 David Nuttall, Deputy Director, Dementia and Disabilities, Department of Health and Social Care and George Matuska, Clinical Lead, Intellectual Disabilities, South of England Region and National Autism Lead, Health Education England.


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

National Lead, Autism and Clinical Lead, Intellectual Disabilities, South of England Region, Health Education England

Keynote Speakers

George Matuska

National Lead, Autism and Clinical Lead, Intellectual Disabilities, South of England Region, Health Education England

David Nuttall

Deputy Director, Dementia and Disabilities, DHSC