This mapping created a list of existing National Health Service (NHS) provision in the UK for young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) aged 18 and above in 2018/9. This was to inform future service provision and improve transition from children’s to adult’s services. This was in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on: ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management’ (2008; 2016).
This study was funded by the National Institute of Health Research and was run in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and ADHD support groups: AADD-UK, ADHD foundation and UK Adult ADHD Network. They are asking three different groups of people about service provision in their area:
- Young people with ADHD, their parents/carers (service users),
- Clinicians and professionals who work with young people with ADHD (including psychiatrists, GPs, paediatricians, nurses and managers)
- Clinical Commissioning Groups (the people who commission and pay for services)
The Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) blog: https://www.acamh.org/blog/adhd-service-map/
There is also a list of all different types of ASD services available on the National Autistic Society’s website: https://www.autism.org.uk/directory/a-to-z/l=A.aspx