Clinicians to receive compulsory learning disability and autism training

Clinicians to receive compulsory learning disability and autism training

The government has proposed that autistic people and those with a learning disability are involved in developing mandatory training for care staff to help challenge attitudes and unconscious bias. 

Nearly 3m health and social care staff, from consultants to porters, who regularly have contact with patients or service users, could be legally required to undertake special learning disability or autism training.

The plans are designed to address the stark difference in life expectancy between those with a learning disability and those without.

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