To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2016 to Question 20755, when the visits to clinical commissioning groups referred to in that question are planned to start; and when he expects the findings of such visits to be reported to him.
18 January 2016
NHS England with support from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, is visiting a selection of areas to talk to clinical commissioning groups and local authorities about their Autism Diagnostic Care Pathways. Based on information provided in the most recent local authority Autism Self-Assessment exercise, the areas selected include those areas that have assessed themselves as having a diagnostic pathway in place, those who appear to be facing obstacles, and those who have no pathway in place. A report on the work will be completed by the end of April 2016.