Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register
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.
Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience... read more
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