How you see me matters: perspectives of autistic people using primary care services

Page last updated: 20 September 2023


What we're doing in CQC

We want the findings from this work to encourage discussions about health care for autistic people and to result in real improvements.

All autistic people will need to use primary healthcare services at some point.

We’re already using the findings of this work to improve the way we assess how healthcare providers deliver care for autistic people. In developing our new approach to regulating, we’re incorporating specific aspects to ensure we ask the right questions to get to the heart of people’s experiences. We can then use this to speed up much-needed improvements.

We’ve identified some key points that primary healthcare providers, and those who commission services, can reflect on to ask themselves what changes they can make.