Hyperactivity: Mental Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Nadia Whittome Nadia Whittome Labour, Nottingham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of adult ADHD services.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 07 July 2020

The Department has been working with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and their Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Implementation Working Group to look at how the current NICE guidance and quality standard on ADHD are being implemented and to identify and disseminate examples of best practice in respect of care and support for people with ADHD.

NHS Digital continue to work with the Department and NHS England on how the collection of ADHD data, including data on diagnosis waiting times can be improved. Consideration is being given as to how collection of data on ADHD can be improved on a national level, including improving consistency and comparability of any data currently collected.

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