Join an Autism Quality Improvement Pilot Projects Webinar

This online session will introduce a number of new pilot projects that the NHS London Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme is developing in collaboration with partners.

These pilot projects aim to deliver outputs and recommendations that can be used as the foundation for future projects to improve health outcomes for autistic people, their families, allies and carers across London.

 

The webinar will be hosted virtually on MS Teams and will be delivered over 2 sessions:

Session 1: Wednesday, 29th June 2022: 14:00-15.00. Register here.

Session 2: Thursday, 30th June 2022: 10:30 – 12:30. Register here.

A full agenda for the sessions will be circulated prior to the webinars. Please see below a short brief of the quality improvement projects that will be showcased.

 

Quality Improvement Projects information:

Session 1: Wednesday, 29th June 2022, 14:00 - 15:00

  1. Collaboration between Acute Liaison Nurses and Social Prescribing for autistic people and people with learning disabilities

The NHS London Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme is piloting a new initiative with primary care services in South London. The project will empower Acute Liaison Nurses to refer people with a learning disability or autistic people registered with a GP in South Southwark to social prescribing link workers directly.

  1. One-off Personal Health Budgets to support safe and early discharge of autistic people and people with learning disabilities 

The NHS London Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme is piloting a new initiative, providing Personal Health Budget (PHB) support to autistic people and people with a learning disability to expedite safe and early discharges. 

 

Session 2: Thursday, 30th June 2022 10:30 - 12:30

  1. Autism conference

The NHS London Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme is working in partnership with Haringey Council to develop a conference for autistic people, their families and carers as well as service providers. 

The conference, ‘Creating Enabling Environments’, will provide an opportunity for autistic people to share their lived experiences and find out more about evidence-based support resources available to enhance the lives of autistic people.

 

  1. Autistic women’s experience of Menopause

The NHS London Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme is working with the ‘M’ Word Haringey, a local community organisation, to raise awareness of menopause amongst autistic people or those with a learning disability experiencing menopause.  

This project will deliver focused training for the targeted cohort with an emphasis on personalised care.

  1. Online autism training for GP

The NHS London Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme is partnering with London South Bank University (LSBU) to deliver bespoke autism training to GPs across the capital. 

The training programme is being developed and delivered by Autistic Doctors International (ADI), a peer-support and advocacy group for medical doctors who identify as autistic.

  1. GP sensory environment toolkit

The NHS London Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme is partnering with London South Bank University (LSBU) to develop a sensory environment toolkit and guidance for use in GP surgeries designed to improve accessibility for autistic people.

The project will initially be piloted across London, with a view to it being replicated and rolled out nationally as part of an accreditation scheme.

  1. Autism Advocacy Support (Co-production)  

The NHS London Learning Disabilities and Autism Programme has recruited ALAG an autistic self-advocacy/peer-advocacy organisation to support the development of the Autism Programme. ALAG will recruit, support and remunerate autistic people (without a co-occurring learning disability) in the involvement, co-creation and co-production of a range of activities aligned with the autism workstream programme.

 

The webinar sessions aim to provide an opportunity to find out more information about the above listed quality improvement projects.

The invitations are open for registration using the links provided above.

Registration will close on 12pm on Monday the 27th of June 2022.

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