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Our virtual workshop on transforming ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) diagnosis in children and young people across the South of England will be held on 19 November. 

The West of England AHSN, along with Kent Surrey Sussex, South West and Wessex AHSNs, are inviting colleagues working in ADHD diagnosis in children and young people across the South of England to the first in a series of virtual workshops showcasing the Focus ADHD programme.

The AHSNs across the South are working with NHS England and the other 11 national AHSNs on the Focus ADHD programme to support the adoption and spread of QbTest (or equivalent) to improve the assessment to diagnosis time of ADHD in children and young people.

“Since we’ve had QbTest, I can often draw a diagnostic conclusion on the first appointment. You can actually do the job that you’re here to do and that gives you job satisfaction.” Consultant Community Paediatrician

The Focus ADHD programme uses an objective assessment tool (QbTest) for the assessment of ADHD. The QbTest is a supplement, not a standalone, to conventional clinical examination and subjective assessments and reports. The full assessment still requires clinical judgement informed by subjective reports from parents, teachers and observation of the service user. The QbTest improves the clinical quality of the assessment as it monitors and evaluates all three core components of ADHD (attention, motor activity and impulsivity).

Please register for the event through Eventbrite here

To find out more about the Focus ADHD programme visit the AHSN Network website here

Posted on October 23, 2020

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