Hyperactivity: Waiting Lists

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 31st October 2018.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 15 May 2018, Official Report, column 111WH, what progress has been made in discussions with NHS digital on data available on waiting times for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder assessments using the mental health dataset.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The Department and NHS Digital are looking at whether and how waiting times for attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) might be measured using data collected by NHS Digital. These discussions have included understanding which services undertake ADHD assessments and how they align with the scope of various datasets held by NHS Digital, and the quality and completeness of the relevant datasets including the completeness of diagnosis and diagnostic activity.

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