Publish date: 6 April 2021
As you may be aware, our ADHD service covering Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington has been closed to new referrals since November 2019, while conversations with our commissioners around the future of the service were ongoing.
This was in light of the very high waiting times for an initial assessment with the service and at the time, we presented an enhanced service model to our commissioners, which would enable us to provide a more responsive ADHD service in line with national waiting time standards.
These discussions were unfortunately impacted by Covid-19 during 2020, however our clinical commissioning groups have reached a decision around how ADHD services will be delivered going forward and we can now provide an update on the plans for each borough.
Halton and Knowsley
NHS Halton CCG and NHS Knowsley CCG have agreed to commission our new service model for adult ADHD services in their boroughs, meaning we will be continuing to provide the service under this enhanced model going forward.
The service is now open to referrals again and is accepting referrals for adults age 18 and over in Halton and Knowsley from GPs and other health professionals.
If you would like to make a referral to the ADHD service in Halton or Knowsley, you can do this via your local mental health assessment team, who will triage the referral before passing this on to the ADHD service for a full assessment if required.
Along with our other Cheshire and Merseyside services, our Halton and Knowsley Adult ADHD Service will transfer to Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust on 1 April 2021.
NHS St Helens CCG has commissioned a new organisation to provide adult ADHD services in the borough, meaning we are no longer the provider of adult ADHD services in St Helens.
The new primary care-led service is based at Haydock Medical Centre and can be contacted via the following:
Tel: 01744 457 229 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am-4pm)
Patients who were already open to our adult ADHD service in St Helens have transferred to the new provider, along with those who were on our waiting list, and the service is now accepting referrals for new patients from GPs and other health professionals.
If you need to make an ADHD referral for a St Helens patient, please contact the new service for discussion.
Please be aware that North West Boroughs Healthcare’s Adult ADHD Service is unfortunately no longer able to provide in-reach support for patients on our Trust inpatient wards who are registered with a St Helens GP.
NHS Warrington CCG is also commissioning a new organisation to provide adult ADHD services in the borough.
The new primary care-led service will be provided by Warrington Primary Care Community Interest Company (WPC CIC) and we are currently in the process of transferring patients who were already open to the service in Warrington the new provider, as well as those on the waiting list.
The new service is not currently open to new referrals but it is expected that the service will gradually reopen to new referrals in a phased approach in the coming weeks.
If you have any questions about the new ADHD service in Warrington, you can email WPC CIC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that North West Boroughs Healthcare’s Adult ADHD Service is unfortunately no longer able to provide in-reach support for patients on our Trust inpatient wards who are registered with a Warrington GP.