Oliver McGowan mandatory training team celebrate first anniversary

The BSW team responsible for delivering Oliver McGowan mandatory training across BSW are celebrating one year of delivering the essential training that all health and social care professionals need to enhance their knowledge and understanding of autistic individuals and those with learning disabilities.

The training is named after Oliver McGowan, whose tragic death highlighted the need for change within health and social care settings.

Over the last twelve months the team has grown and now delivers training across ten sites in BSW with three training teams.

To date, the team have trained over 6500 staff, mostly face to face more than any other system in the South-West.

95 per cent of staff who have attended so far rated the team’s training as very good or excellent and have particularly commented on the benefits of hearing from trainers with lived experience of learning disability and autism.

If you’ve not yet received your Oliver McGowan training  head over to the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Autism and Learning Disability website now

If you have completed your training, the team would like to hear about the difference it’s made to you and how you deliver your services.  Let them know by dropping them a short email at v.ongley@nhs.net