Mandatory Autism Training

Oliver McGowan death prompts mandatory autism training.

All health and social care workers are to be given mandatory training on autism and learning disabilities after the death of a teenager.

Oliver McGowan, 18, died at Southmead hospital in Bristol in 2016 after being given a drug he was allergic to despite repeat warning from his parents.

The government has announced funding of £1.4m to develop and test the new training package.

Training is not currently mandatory and varies, a government spokesperson said.

The targeted programme will be named in memory of Oliver McGowan and in recognition of his family's tireless campaigning for better training for staff.

For the full story visit the BBC News pages




News

View More

Facebook

View More

Blogs

Youtube

View More

Media

View More
Back to top