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FASD Awareness Month

Today’s actions:
  • Contact your local GP surgery with information about FASD

  • Wish the DHSC FASD Health Needs Assessment a happy second birthday in social media – tag them @DHSCgovuk


Today’s Hashtags: 


September is FASD Awareness Month



The DHSC FASD Health Needs Assessment laid the foundation for FASD becoming a mainstream health and social care matter.  It says “the Government recognises the importance of FASD” – so no doctor can deny its importance again.

Following its release, NICE announced its Quality Standard on FASD, which shines further light on FASD as well as indicating what steps need to be taken to improve the lives of people in the UK with FASD.  

It was in the wake of these two policy documents that National FASD coordinated the creation of the ‘The Time is Now: The National Perspective on Ramping up FASD Prevention, Diagnosis and Support Services’ report, which collates existing policy and lived experience into a practical way forward for FASD in the UK.  

Below are links to the documents and links that we suggest sending to your GP’s surgery.


Information for GPs


Our website has a special section for GPs and healthcare professionals – you can give them this document.


What is FASD?

Click here to download background about FASD.

Or go here for more info on our website.

For children and young people – go to

More to explore

Training Newsletter October 2023

As we embark on our journey to raise awareness and provide essential training on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), we’re excited to share our progress

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