Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st June 2023.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his Department's policies the BBC Panorama investigation in May 2023 into private clinic (a) assessment and (b) treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)

There are no current plans to make this specific assessment. NHS England is aware of the recent report by BBC Panorama and is currently considering the content.

It is the responsibility of integrated care boards (ICBs) to make available appropriate provision to meet the health and care needs of their local population. We are clear that assessments and treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should be provided in line with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines.

We are supporting ICBs to expand mental health services through the NHS Long Term Plan, which commits to increasing investment into mental health services by at least £2.3 billion a year by March 2024 so that an additional two million people can get the support they need.

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