Quality Standards

This includes seven Quality standards that can be used as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for quality improvement. The main statements are listed below for quick reference. You can also view the complete ADHD Quality Standards.

Statement 1:
Confirmation of diagnosis

Children and young people with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are referred to an ADHD specialist for assessment.

Statement 2:
Identification and referral in adults

Adults who present with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), who do not have a childhood diagnosis of ADHD, are referred to an ADHD specialist for assessment.

Statement 3:
Continuity of child to adult services

Adults who were diagnosed with and treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as children or young people and present with symptoms of continuing ADHD are referred to general adult psychiatric services.

Statement 4:
Parent training programmes

Parents or carers of children with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who meet the NICE eligibility criteria are offered a referral to a parent training programme.

Statement 6:
Starting drug treatment:

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are starting drug treatment have their initial drug dose adjusted and response assessed by an ADHD specialist.

Statement 7:
Annual review of drug treatment:

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are taking drug treatment have a specialist review at least annually to assess their need for continued treatment.


Note:

  • Comprehensive tools coming 2021