Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) service

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About the service

The team’s main base is in Wakefield, with additional community clinic sites in Pontefract, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Halifax and Barnsley. The 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.

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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

Service user and carer feedback is very important to us. All feedback is welcomed and help us to improve our service.

For example, following feedback from one service user about difficulty completing the information pack, we now offer an appointment to help with this, if needed.

Similarly, feedback about the benefits of seeing the same doctor or nurse at titration appointments means we have maintained a four week clinic pattern for clinicians so that wherever possible the service user can see the same clinician throughout titration of medication.

Why would someone choose 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 Service was established in April 2009. Our team has a multidisciplinary workforce and is leading innovation and research in ADHD. We are friendly, approachable and our team always put the needs of service users, their family or carers first.

The Service has clear pathways and outcome measures in place. Our reputation and expertise enables us to have Shared Care Agreements in place with all local GP practices ensuring service users have easy access to NHS funded medication with regular titration reviews.

Our ADHD pathways are fully compliant with all National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance and provide an accessible service to our local communities, with a combination of face to face, video and telephone appointments available.

The service offers quality assessments, and you can find what this consists of here –  Adult ADHD assessment shared quality standards for assessments and reports. This guidance was produced by specialist adult ADHD services in South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust(SWYPFT), Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT) and Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT) as a guide for patients and healthcare professionals on what consists a quality adult ADHD assessment. It is based on years of experience by professionals from several backgrounds and reliant on best practice and guidance.

For young people who are transitioning from children’s service to adult services, our ADHD Transition Pathway is recommended by NICE.

The pathway includes an initial joint meeting with the young person, their family, a healthcare professional from the children’s service and a representative of our service to enable introductions to take place and relevant information to be shared.

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