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Hyperactivity

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 184411, tabled on 26 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 15 May 2018, Official Report, column 111WH, what progress has been made in discussions with NHS digital on data available on waiting times for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder assessments using the mental health dataset.

Answered on

31 October 2018

The Department and NHS Digital are looking at whether and how waiting times for attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) might be measured using data collected by NHS Digital. These discussions have included understanding which services undertake ADHD assessments and how they align with the scope of various datasets held by NHS Digital, and the quality and completeness of the relevant datasets including the completeness of diagnosis and diagnostic activity.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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