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Autism: Diagnosis

Question for Department of Health

UIN 38975, tabled on 3 June 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2016 to Question 37620, whether the information requested in that Question is collected centrally by the NHS Commissioning Board.

Answered on

8 June 2016

NHS England does not collect data on the average time taken for autism diagnosis by age and gender. At a local level data is usually monitored by commissioners. Some limited local data on autism diagnosis is asked for as part of the Autism Self-Assessment Exercises overseen by Public Health England. The results of the last exercise were based mainly on 2014 data and can be accessed at:

www.improvinghealthandlives.org.uk/projects/autsaf2014results

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