ADHD Community and CAMHS Service for Great Yarmouth and Waveney is provided by James Paget NHS Trust.
The Trust employs an ADHD nurse who works across both services, with a caseload in CAMHS and ADHD Community for Great Yarmouth and East Norfolk. In Waveney, East Coast Community Health (ECCH) Trust employ a part time nurse who works with paediatric consultants from the James Paget. The teams are made up of a community paediatrician and a specialist nurse.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Nursing and Community Psychology Service is for children from school age up to the age of 18 who are registered with a GP from the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Commissioning Care Group. There is a small proportion of young people who live in Acle and some outlying northern villages who can access the service due to their geography.
Children are referred to the service when there is a concern about a neuro-developmental disorder such as ADHD and when there are concerns about a child’s attention and levels of activity. The concerns will be at home and in other places such as school.
The team are involved before an assessment (pre-diagnostic work), during an assessment (ie school observations), and during diagnosis. The teams support post-diagnosis for individuals and families who are starting a medication regime.
The team also work closely to offer support and intervention to parents and carers as well as other professionals such as teachers, occupational therapists, early help, Youth Offending team and social workers to provide care and support to children and their families across Norfolk and North Suffolk.
The nurse offers information workshops and information sessions about ADHD to families and professionals working with families or individuals with ADHD.
All ADHD Referrals are sent to Newberry Child Development Clinic, Lowestoft Road, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 6SQ. Telephone: 01493 442322
Clinics are also held at:
Referrals are accepted from GPs concerned that the child may have a neuro-developmental disorder, predominantly around attention.
There is not an equivalent ongoing ADHD review service for adults. However individual discussions are made about referrals to new fledgling adult ADHD services if medication is required to continue or small sessions of therapy are required.