HMJ: New national director for learning disability and autism

14 September 2021

NHS England has appointed a new national director for learning disability and autism to help ensure people can be treated in the community, rather than in inpatient settings.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have pledged to review thousands of people with a learning disability and/or autism in a mental health inpatient care setting to ensure each person has a clear treatment plan and discharge date in place.

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