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Hyperactivity: Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 28301, tabled on 6 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage NHS Trusts to follow NICE guidelines on referral and treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Answered on

19 July 2021

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have a legal duty to have due regard to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) guidelines and are responsible for working with other local commissioners and organisations, including National Health Service trusts to make decisions about how best to meet the needs of their local populations. This includes NICE guideline ‘Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: diagnosis and management’ which aims to improve the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and the quality of care and support that people receive.