Autism: Kingston Upon Hull West and Hessle:Written question - 105563

Asked by Emma Hardy
(Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)

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Asked on: 06 October 2017
Department of Health
Autism: Kingston Upon Hull West and Hessle
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the average waiting time for autism diagnosis for children at schools in Hull West and Hessle constituency; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 11 October 2017

We have made no such assessment.

Decisions on prioritisation and spending on autism diagnosis services are made locally by clinical commissioning groups and local authorities. The Department will continue to work with NHS England and other partners to help localities address long waiting times for an autism diagnosis.

We have included autism diagnosis and outcomes indicators in the Mental Health Services Dataset, with data being collected from 1 April 2018. This will bring more transparency to the process and help to drive up performance.

Grouped Questions: 105564

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