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when a person has had these difficulties since childhood:
The 2gether Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) Service is a diagnostic service only. Any ongoing care should be provided through Social Care providers, Gloucestershire County Council in the first instance. Patients should be signposted to appropriate services in the community.
Recent reviews of serious incidents have identified potential system and process changes which could improve the quality and responsiveness of care for people who require secondary care mental health services.
It would be helpful if GPs could please share any information in relation to substance misuse with GHC, particularly when a patient is injecting, as this aids clinical risk assessment and management. It is also really helpful if referrals into mental health services contain an appropriate risk assessment.
In all instances when a patient dies unexpectedly, especially if the cause of death is suspected suicide, GPs should inform GHC as soon as possible. This will allow GHC to quickly put in place support for those bereaved and minimise the risk of appointment letters etc. being sent to the deceased.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Assistant Director of Governance & Compliance, GHCNHSFT)