See Nura talking to ITV news about recent changes made to autism diagnosis criteria

  • 24 March 2023

Parents of children with autism in Bristol have branded new rules on who can be referred for diagnosis assessments as “discriminatory, naïve, and dangerous”.

Children must now be in ‘crisis’ before being placed on a two-year NHS waiting list to be seen by healthcare provider Sirona – which runs services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

The company said the changes were needed because of a dramatic increase in demand for assessments. Sirona said it has taken a “clinically-led decision to prioritise access for children whose needs are greatest”.

Nura joined ITV News to discuss the changes. Follow the link below to see the full interview.

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