Mystery shoppers called GP practices posing as newly arrived Islington residents looking for a practice which could accommodate their child’s needs. They stated that their child had a diagnosis of autism.
- Not many practices had staff with any specialist knowledge or training around autism.
- Some staff suggested sending autistic patients to a better equipped practice.
- Most practices were happy to give patients with autism longer appointments.
- There was a lack of quiet spaces for patients with autism to wait.