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Trials: The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism

Enabling the health and social care workforce to better support people with a learning disability and autistic people. 

During 2021, training developed by three training partners was trialled across the health and care sectors. NTDi, the independent evaluator, were appointed as the independent evaluator for the trials. Throughout the trial period we held regular stakeholder forums to keep people up-to-date. The fifth and final trial stakeholder forum took place on 25 May 2022, with over 650 people in attendance. You can catch up on this forum by watching the full recording of the event.

We celebrated the success of The Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training on Learning Disability and Autism trial and looked ahead to the future, hearing from speakers including: the Minister of State for Care and Mental Health, Gillian Keegan, Chief Nursing Officer for England, Ruth May, Oliver's parents, Paula McGowan OBE and Tom McGowan, experts by experience and Dame Caroline Dinenage DBE MP about what Oliver's training means to them. 

During the forum, the NDTi reported their trial evaluation findings and you can now access the overview this within the evaluation slide pack

NDTi also produced a report summarising the feedback from the trials on involving experts by experience in the design and delivery of the training. The report looks at what worked well and what could be better. The learning can be used to inform future delivery and ensure best practice going forwards.

Evaluation reports:

If you require these reports in the alternative format, contact ommtprogramme@hee.nhs.uk.