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Autism becomes a priority for family doctors in the United Kingdom

The Royal College of General Practitioners in the United Kingdom (RCGP) will make autism a clinical priority for 2014-17 across the country.

The announcement follows the ‘Push for Action’ campaign from the National Autistic Society, which called on the government to ensure professionals have appropriate training in autism, as set out in the Adult Autism Strategy for England.

The RCGP will develop a programme to raise awareness of autism among family doctors, drawing on expertise from relevant professionals and the autism community.

The RCPG is the body responsible for overseeing standards for family doctors across the United Kingdom, including their ongoing education and training.

 

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