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REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways


Checked: 14-05-2018 by hana.cavill Next Review: 30-04-2019

BASS Autism Services for Adults

Bristol Autism Spectrum Service (BASS) provides a service to adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) and professionals and carers who support them.

There are allocated services for four geographical areas:

  • BASS@Bristol

  • BASS@Bath and North East Somerset (BANES)

  • BASS@North Somerset

  • BASS@South Gloucestershire

 What BASS offers:

  • Assess and diagnose people who are referred to us by their GP.

  • Support colleagues in mental health services to assess and diagnose.

  • Social support assessments to people who have been diagnosed by our team.

  • Advice service with groups on mindfulness, managing anxiety, social cognition and interaction, as well as an opportunity to book one to one sessions with our staff.

  • Post-diagnostic support - psycho-education, coping strategies and signposting.

  • Training in Asperger syndrome and ASCs ranging from one hour awareness sessions to a full day's training.

BASS does not hold a caseload or care coordinate. Referrals are accepted for people within Bristol, North Somerset, BANES and South Gloucestershire. Referrals outside of these areas can be seen on a cost per case basis, subject to funding being agreed by the referring clinical commissioning group. 

GP Information

Please see the GP Information page for further advice for GPs considering referral to this service.



There is a link to the Referral form on the GP Information link above or click here for a pdf version.

Referrals will be screened by the service prior to acceptance for assessment.

Contact details:

Tel: 01275 796204


BASS – Bristol Autism Spectrum Service

Avon and Wiltshire NHS Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

Petherton Resource Centre

3 Petherton Road



BS14 9BP