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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property hansard heading Autism: Diagnosis more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps with NHS England to implement a waiting time standard for autism diagnosis in the CCG Improvement and Assessment Framework in order to tackle regional differences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton South more like this
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Dr Paul Williams more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>No one should have to face long waits for an autism assessment. We expect services to adhere to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standard which recommends that the length between referral and a first appointment to start an assessment should be no more than three months.</p><p>We are determined to drive up performance nationally. We will use data on autism diagnosis waiting times, available for the first time later this year, to hold local areas to account and act where waiting times exceed the NICE standard.</p><p>Whilst a diagnosis of autism should happen as soon as possible, it is important to recognise that a diagnosis is often complex and can involve different professionals and agencies. We are following the prevailing clinical guidance set out by NICE.</p><p>NHS England and NHS Improvement encourage local areas to follow existing NICE guidelines and quality standards when commissioning and delivering diagnosis services for both children and adults.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Paul Williams more like this