Police launch Investigation in to the Events Leading to Oliver McGowan's Death

BBC coverage of the recent news regarding an official investigation in to the circumstances and events leading to Oliver McGowan's death whilst under the care of Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

Oliver McGowan a fit and healthy teenager with mild autism was given anti-psychotic drugs against his wishes and his parents wishes, despite evidence in the form of medical records that indicated that Oliver experienced adverse reactions to the the drugs.

Kingston University London Conversation with Paula McGowan

House of Lords Debate 10-02-20

BBC Breakfast Interview Paula

Paula's BBC Breakfasdt Interview

Hayley's Poem

Hayley's poem about STOMP - stopping the over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both with psychotropic medicines.

Paula's Latest BBC Breakfast Interview

BBC Breakfast Latest Interview with Paula

BBC Look West Mandatory Training Announcement

BBC cover the announcement that the government is launching a mandatory training programme for all health professionals focused on supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.

Paula McGowan's Interview on BBC Radio 4

Listen to the full BBC Radio 4 interview with Paula McGowan.

Paula McGowan- Autism Hero Awards

Paula has been given the Special Recognition Award tonight by Anna Kennedy OBE. Paula McGowan is the mother of her son who died in Southmead Hospital after he was given medication against her wishes she has launched a petition calling on the Government to introduce new training.

ITV Coverage of Olivers Story

BBC Points West Cover Independant Review into Oliver's Death

BBC Points West cover's the misinformation provided in the first review of the death of Oliver McGowan. A new independent review will now be launched.

Caroline Dinenage Short Version

Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Health speaks at #oliverscampaign parliamentary debate. She goes on to explain the role of The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

Caroline Dinenage Short Version

Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Health speaks at #oliverscampaign parliamentary debate. She goes on to explain the role of The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

Oliver's story. NICE Associates Meeting

Oliver's story. NICE Associates Meeting , Steve Turner, May 2019

Paula McGowan at Russells Hall Hospital

Paula McGowan shares Oliver’s experience and why she is campaigning for The Oliver McGowan mandatory training in hospital s and health care settings.

ITV interview post inquest

18-year-old Oliver McGowan from Emersons Green died in Southmead Hospital, partly because of an anti-psychotic drug he'd been given. His parents had warned doctors that Oliver had suffered severe reactions to anti-psychotics in the past.

Oliver's Campaign at NICE Associates Meeting 08/04/2018

Paula Talks at the NICE Associates Meeting

Mother campaigns for better training for health care staff after son dies in NHS care

This mother is campaigning for better training for healthcare staff to deal with patients with learning disabilities after her son died in NHS care. Paula McGowan's son, Oliver, was given an anti-psychotic drug for his uncontrollable seizures despite warnings that it could cause a bad reaction - now NHS England is backing government plans that set out to try and prevent future deaths.

Calls for a national strategy to address alarming autism mortality rates

People with autism die prematurely at twice the rate of the general population, an Australian-first study has found.

ASC Mandatory Training for NHS on BBC Breakfast

Oliver MCgowan's Story is told by Tom and Paula McGowan on BBC Breakfast in response to an update about the NHS staff will soon be receiving mandatory training to making adjustments for patients who have Autism.

Making medical Appointments Easier For People With Autism

As part of Oliver's Campaign, Paula McGowan asked a simple question on twitter, "What change could "How can medics make things easier for people with autism when they have a medical appointment or when in hospital?" This Video contains some of the responses that were tweeted to us.

Oliver McGowan's story by his mother Paula MCGowan

Help prevent further tragedies through education and learning. This way lessons will be learned & we will be able to show this. #Oliverscampaign

Points West Evening Segment: 09/02/2019

Discusses The information found in the LeDeR Report, which suggest Oliver’s death could have been prevented.

Points West Lunchtime News: 09/01/2019

An inquest into the LeDeR report suggest Oliver’s death could have been protected.

Caroline Dinenage Speaks about Oliver's Campaign: 23/10/2018

Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Health speaks at #oliverscampaign parliamentary debate. She goes on to explain the role of The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme

When you question the system, the system protects itself: 13/09/2018

The parents of a teenager with autism who died in a Bristol hospital have hit out saying doctors administered a drug they knew the 18-year-old was allergic to - but today a coroner ruled that the consultant was right to prescribe it

BBC Breakfast STOMP Campaign: 11/04/2018

Paula and Tom McGowan feature in a BBC segment discussing Over medication and the Stomp Campaign, which aims to stopping the over medication of people with a learning disability, autism or both.

Politics Live: 22/10/2018

Evidence at the inquest showed that Oliver's family were ignored by professionals responsible for care, a familiar pattern we see in our work on state related deaths.

BBC News Points West: 11/04/2018

Heartbroken Bristol family questions care at Southmead Hospital after son's sudden death and calls for mandatory training for all healthcare professionals.

Jayne McCubbin BBC News: 11/09/2018

Paula’s son Oliver died aged 18. Since she’s fought tirelessly for mandatory training for all NHS staff in learning disabilities & autism. Today a promise from the DoH they will do just that.

Reasonable Adjustments Training: 25/10/2018

Cheswold Park Hospital welcomed Paula McGowan to talk at their clinical teaching session, aimed at range of healthcare professionals.

Westminster Hall (Mandatory Training): 22/11/2018

Westminster Hall discuss Paula McGowan’s e-petition 221033 relating to autism and learning disability training for healthcare professionals.

Patient Safety (Vulnerable People Talk): 09/07/2018

Leaders from various healthcare backgrounds meet to discuss mental health services.

Paula McGowan Interview with Anna Kennedy (Women’s Radio Station): 11/09/2018

Anna Kennedy speaks to Paula McGowan about her son and her efforts to establish better training for healthcare professionals when providing care for patients with Autism or learning disabilities.

BBC Interview A mother's campaign for autism care equality for all: 22/10/2018

Calls for better autism and learning disability training for medics are being debated in Westminster today after the death of Oliver McGowan, aged 18

Oliver's Story On Chrissy B: 05/11/2018

Chrissy speaks to Oliver’s mum, Paula McGowan about the tragic loss of her son who had high functioning Autism. But she also talks about the changes she has prompted in the NHS following his death, making a massive difference for other families.

Interview on Ujima Radio 98FM in Bristol - Healthcare in the NHS and in Bristol: 27/09/2018

Viran Patel and Sam Downie from Protect Our NHS, a Bristol based NHS Campaign group - are interviewed on Ujima Radio in Bristol, talking about our campaign and research into mental health services provided by the NHS.

Oliver McGowan BBC Breakfast: 22/04/2018

A family’s campaign for better Autism and learning disability training for healthcare professionals.

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