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The trial of the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training in Learning Disability and Autism will launch in Gloucestershire on Thursday 1 April 2021.

The training is named after Oliver McGowan, whose death shone a light on the need for health and social care staff to have better training in learning disabilities and autism. It is the result of tireless campaigning, especially from Oliver’s parents Tom and Paula McGowan, who have been at the forefront of calls for better understanding and training for health and care professionals since Oliver’s tragic death in 2016.

Read Oliver’s story here

The training is part of a national commitment to develop a standardised training package and our Trust was one of four national partners appointed to co-design and co-deliver the training for groups of health and social care staff as part of the national pilot.

The project team comprises:

All of the training is fully co-designed and co-delivered with people with learning disabilities, autistic people with or without a learning disability, family carers and people working within learning disability and autism services.

While the training is NOT mandatory at this stage, we are hoping to train a cross section of staff from all sectors. The data gathered from people completing the training during this trial stage will go to the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi), who are analysing data from ALL the national projects. This will determine the final mandated package from Health Education England in 2022-23.

Further information about the Oliver McGowan Training Trial can be found on our website hereIf you have any questions, please contact OliverMGMT@ghc.nhs.uk


Join us for the launch on Thursday 1 April

The launch of the Oliver McGowan Training Trial will be hosted via Zoom from 11am-12pm on Thursday 1 April 2021.

Click here to join us

Meeting ID: 953 3417 2576
Passcode: 670638