Healthwatch Kingston Pulse Check report: Neurodiversity and health and care services report

REPORT PUBLISHED 24 March 20: In April 2021 Healthwatch Kingston launched our ‘Pulse Check’ engagement programme to work with our diverse communities in Kingston and listen to their views and experiences of health and social care services.
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Kingston Pulse Check report - Neurodiversity and health and care services FINAL REPORT (Published 24 Mar 2022)

This report is the third from Healthwatch Kingston’s ‘Pulse Check’ engagement programme.  Through the programme, we will work closely with Kingston’s diverse communities: listening to people and gathering and reporting their experiences of health and social care services.

This Pulse Check report is based on a survey of neurodiverse adults in Kingston carried out in April 2021. A total of 46 people responded to the survey and a further four people were interviewed over the phone as a requested reasonable adjustment. Our Pulse Check survey builds on a Fastminds February 2021 review of Your Healthcare ADHD and Autism services in Kingston which collected feedback back from over 200 members of Fastminds and made recommendations on ways services could be improved for neurodiverse people in Kingston on Thames. Their recommendations included a call for commissioners to develop a more holistic, joined up service.

Recommendations from our Healthwatch Kingston Pulse Check report should also be read in conjunction with recommendations in the Healthwatch Kingston iCope Kingston service user review report: update.

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