Adult autism and ADHD Adult autism and ADHD

The current adult autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessment and diagnostic service across North Yorkshire and York wants feedback. 
The current service is commissioned by the NHS Partnership Commissioning Unit (PCU) in January 2016 following a competitive tender on behalf of the four CCGs across North Yorkshire. The contract was for two years and was due to expire on the 31st December 2017. CCGs across North Yorkshire have agreed to continue the service with the current provider and extend the contract for a further year.
Vale of York CCG are undertaking the procurement as lead provider of the service on behalf of all North Yorkshire CCGs.
When a contact is due to expire, this is an opportunity to engage with key stakeholders, patients, carers and families to gain feedback and experience on the current service; with a view to develop a robust specification and procure an adult autism and ADHD diagnostic service that meets the needs of the local population; commissioned from and coordinated across all relevant agencies encompassing the whole of autism care pathway.  
The current service assesses for autism and ADHD, but does not assess those with complex learning disabilities.  For adults with a learning disability and autism; if support is required it is provided through the Community Learning Disability Team. Individuals with autism who have co-existing mental health conditions are referred to Mental Health Services.
The aim of the engagement is to develop a clear pathway, working in partnership with adults with autism and their families/carers, Involvement of individuals and their families in all stages of the assessment and care planning process including:
  • waiting times
  • patient experience and
  • reduce the impact of life long developmental conditions on adults living in the community 
We want to hear peoples’ views about these things to help inform our decision. We will not base our decision purely on this feedback, but we think it is very important that we take such views into consideration. 
How to get involved
Our CCG wants to know “What works well?” and “What could we improve?” about the current adult ADHD and Autism service. There are a number of ways to get involved:
Open event
A North Yorkshire open event has been planned to take place which invites patients and carers:

Call 01609 535251 or email to book your place.

Drop-in sessions
Supported Employment Teams run by North Yorkshire County Council hold drop in sessions across the whole of North Yorkshire. Surveys will be made available to complete and return from these local events.
If you are part of a community group or charity, please get in touch with us so we can send you materials for distribution. Email or call 01609 767600.
We would be very grateful if you could take five minutes to complete the survey and provide us with your experience whilst accessing the service. There are a number of ways to do this:
Please return the survey before Friday 31 August 2018.
Your feedback will help us to ensure that the services we commission for patients in the future is the very best it can be.