Westminster Health Forum

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


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.


There will be keynote contributions from: David Nuttall, Deputy Director, Dementia and Disabilities, DHSC and George Matuska, National Autism Lead and Clinical Lead, Intellectual Disabilities, South of England Region, 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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Health Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates