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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) service
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About the service
The Service for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a specialist service dedicated to supporting:
- Young people moving from children to adult services
- Adults previously diagnosed with ADHD requesting referral back to services
- Adults seeking a new diagnostic assessment
The team’s main base is in Wakefield, with additional community clinic sites in Pontefract, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Halifax and Barnsley.
The service is available to people in Barnsley, Kirklees and Wakefield. It is also available to people from other parts of England if funding is agreed by your local NHS Commissioner. You can also select this Service using your Right To Choose (RTC) facility
Our team is made up of staff from a range of backgrounds, including medical, nursing, occupational therapy, psychology, social work and pharmacy.
We have established links with service user support networks, education, employment and housing services and we are able to signpost or refer individuals to appropriate community services.
Documents and leaflets
- Information on ADHD: patient information booklet
- Information on ADHD: patient information booklet (Urdu)
- ADHD: medicines to help the symptoms of ADHD booklet
- Occupational therapy: ADHD leaflet
- Service for adults with ADHD: a leaflet for referrers
How did we do?
We are always aiming to improve our services. Your feedback on our performance is a valuable tool in that process. Review this service.
Service user feedback
We have evaluated the service user experience of people who use the Adult ADHD service in the transition from children to adult services. Read our report.
Why would someone choose the service?
We are a specialist NHS service operating for over 13 years. We are friendly, approachable and our team always put the needs of service users, their family or carers first.
We meet, support and provide information to young people and their families during their transition from children to adult services.
Staff you may meet
- Administrative staff provide essential support to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This can be in a variety of different settings, with administrators working as a receptionist in a clinic or a clerk on a ward. They may also be working closely with a consultant as a medical secretary.
- There are more than 60 different specialities that doctors work within the NHS. Each is unique but there are many characteristics which are common. Roles range from working in a hospital to being based in the community as a GP.
- Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others, to help care for patients. Increasingly, care is given in the community, with mental health nurses visiting patients and their families at home, in residential centres, in prisons or in specialist clinics or units.
- Occupational therapy is the assessment and treatment of physical and psychiatric conditions using specific, purposeful activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life.
- Receptionists are the first link for many patients and visitors. They often work on their own or with one or two other receptionists, greeting patients as they arrive and check them in. They might also collect patient notes and ensure that these vital records go to the right healthcare professional. In a clinic, they may make appointments and arrange patient transport.
- Social workers help, support and protect people who are facing difficulties in their lives. They help people to take positive steps to overcome problems and improve their lives. This could involve assessing and reviewing a service user’s situation, building relationships with service users and their families and agreeing what practical support someone needs.
Why a professional should choose the service
The Service for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been established and provided by the Trust since April 2009. The Service has a clear pathway and outcome measures in place. Our team has a multidisciplinary workforce and is leading innovation and research in ADHD.
We consistently perform well in our service user feedback questionnaires and use feedback to continually improve our service.
We are fully compliant with all National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance and provide an accessible service to our local communities.
Following a confirmation of diagnosis from our attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) team, we are able to provide specialist assessment, treatment and support, such as:
• Information and education around ADHD
• Titration of medicines
• Follow ups
• Time limited, bespoke support to develop independent living skills
• Carer assessment, information and support
What can be provided will depend on what your commissioner is able to fund for you.
Interventions may be offered on an individual or group basis and also online.
We aim to provide a smooth transition from children to adult services for all of our service users.
Our specialist diagnostic assessments of adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) allow us to identify any co-existing disorders and design individual treatment and support plans as appropriate.
Our pathway has proven to be effective in reducing the symptoms associated with ADHD and as a result, we hope to see the physical and mental wellbeing of service users improve and see an increase in functional skills and independence.
We also hope to provide more choice for service users and strive to improve our services based on engagement with service users, their family and carers about their experiences.
Referrals accepted from:
Our Service is for adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are 18 or above, who do not have a learning disability.
Adults with a learning disability and ADHD can receive support from specialist learning disability services.
Referrals to our Service can be made directly to the service or via the Trust’s Single Point of Access team using the referral form below.
You can also download a PDF referral form.