GPs in England urged to keep register of Autistics

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01 Aug 2017, 2:39 am

GPs in England are being encouraged to keep a register of patients with autism in order to improve the care they receive.
Health chiefs say a register would alert GPs to the specific needs of adults and children with autism and help tailor services for them.
The National Autistic Society said it would "help improve the health and wellbeing of autistic people".
But getting a quick diagnosis was still an issue, a child autism charity said.

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01 Aug 2017, 4:48 pm

How does a register actually help unless the parents apply to relevant funding bodies for support?