Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Autism: 'Unprecedented' demand creates long appointment waits

Autism: 'Unprecedented' demand creates long appointment waits New data suggests some patients thought to have autism waited over 19 weeks for their first mental health appointments.

Patients at 10 out of 25 English health trusts waited an average of 137 days or more following referral, against a target of 91 days, in spring 2018.

The National Autistic Society (NAS) said the limited NHS statistics were "disappointing" as they only cover about a quarter of people referred. BBC News

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