Introducing Andy Heron

Andy Heron who has joined Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as its first Chief Operating Officer, took time out from his first week to introduce himself and speak about his new job. Read more »

Autism Professional Awards 2014 shortlist

Congratulations to the 27 shortlisted entrants for this year’s Autism Professional Awards 2014, organised by the National Autistic Society (NAS) to recognise and reward cross-discipline professionals who are leading the way in innovative autism practice. Read more »

Ruled Out

This report published by Ambitious About Autism provides findings of a survey into autistic children’s access to education. Read more »

BASS North Somerset

BASS is a monthly advice service for adults with autism spectrum conditions which takes place in Weston-super-Mare every second Wednesday of the month, from 12.30-4.30pm. Read more »

Autistic Eye

20 year old Josh Curd, who has Asperger’s syndrome, has recently started a not-for-profit social enterprise called Autistic Eye to value, advertise and sell the work of artists with Autism.  Autistic Eye are looking for more artists to get involved… Read more »

Bath and North East Somerset Advice Service

The Advice Service, for adults with autism spectrum conditions and Aspergers and their family or carers living in Bath and North East Somerset, will take place every Wednesday at the Percy Community Centre in Bath from 1pm-5pm. Read more »

Review to strengthen redress for new SEN system

The Government recently announced a review into the redress and complaints arrangements for Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans, part of the sweeping reforms to the English Special Educational Needs (SEN) system being introduced by the Children and Families Bill. Read more »

Everyone Counts: Planning for Patients 2014/15 to 2018/19

This planning guidance published by NHS England outlines a framework within which commissioners will need to work with providers and partners in local government to develop strong, robust and ambitious five year plans to secure the continuity of sustainable high quality care for all. Read more »

Position statement on mental health payment systems

This position statement, published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, outlines the College’s views on the mental health payment systems formerly known as Payment by Results. Download Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Statement on Mental Health Payment Systems Mental health payment… Read more »