Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_4866

Date Request Received: 05/02/2019 09:11:56

Date Request Replied To: 08/02/2019 09:17:32

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Request Summary: Young children with autism

Request Category: Charities

Question Number 1:
Most diagnostic pathways for children with suspected autism aged 0 – 5 involve a 3 stage process: (1) referral (2) initial assessment/triage and (3) formal diagnostic clinic. Some Trusts may go directly from initial referral to diagnosis.

In your Trust area, what is the actual, average duration from receipt of referral to initial assessment/triage.

NB If there is no initial assessment/triage stage, what is the actual, average time from referral (Stage 1) to a diagnosis appointment (Stage 3)?
Answer To Question 1:
We no longer provide a diagnostic service for ASD. This service has been commissioned by the Wiltshire CCG to be provided by Virgin Care along with the rest of the community paediatric services in Wiltshire. Virgin Care took over community Paediatrics in Wiltshire in 2016.
Question Number 2:
If there is an initial assessment/triage process in your locality, what is the actual, average duration from initial assessment/triage (2) to formal diagnostic clinic appointment(3)?
Answer To Question 2:
Please see answer to question 1
Question Number 3:
What was the number of children aged 0 - 5 receiving a formal diagnosis of autism in the last full year for which records are available?
Answer To Question 3:
Please see answer to question 1
Question Number 4:
What was the average age of these children at the point of formal diagnosis?
Answer To Question 4:
Please see answer to question 1
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