Hyperactivity: Drugs

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th December 2021.

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Photo of Kim Leadbeater Kim Leadbeater Labour, Batley and Spen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the waiting time from diagnosis of ADHD to the patient receiving medication.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Clinical commissioning groups and National Health Service trusts should have due regard to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s guideline ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management’. This guideline, published in September 2019, aims to improve the diagnosis of ADHD, the quality of care and support that people receive, including access to medication. The guideline does not recommend a maximum waiting time from an individual receiving a diagnosis of ADHD to receiving medication.

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