The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Nursing and Community Psychology Service is provided by Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCHC) NHS Trust.
The ADHD Nursing and Community Psychology Service is for children from school age up to the age of 18.
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 is made up of Nurses, Family Support Workers, Clinical Psychologists and Assistant Clinical Psychologists. The team are an important part of the process for the child. They are involved before an assessment (pre-diagnostic work), during an assessment and diagnosis and after a diagnosis has been made. Members of the team will carry out assessments.
The team offer a range of interventions. This can be directly with the child, such as monitoring medication, talking therapies and individual work around behaviour. The team also work closely to offer support and intervention to parents and carers as well as other professional such as teachers, speech and language therapists, paediatricians early help and social workers to provide care and support to children and their families across Norfolk.
The team also offer workshops and information sessions about ADHD
This service is only available to school age children up until the age of 18 who are registered with a GP from one of the Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs):
Please note: A separate ADHD Community and CAMHS service is commissioned by Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG for children registered with a GP in that area.
We have two working bases:
Referrals into the service from professionals must be made via our Single Point of Referral (SPOR) form.
Referrals are accepted from General Practitioners concerned that a child may have a neurodevelopmental disorder, predominantly around attention.
In central Norfolk children may be seen in the first instance in a Complex Development and Behavioural Needs triage clinic.
There is not an equivalent service for adults. However individual discussions and decisions will be made about referrals to adult services if required.