This mapping study aims to create 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. This is to inform future service provision and improve transition from children’s to adult’s services. This is in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines on: ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management’ (2008; 2016).
This study is funded by the National Institute of Health Research and is being 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/