Update on Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) services in Wiltshire

We understand that you may have some concerns about adult ADHD services in Wiltshire. Here is an update to let you know what is happening currently:

The contract for adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) services in Wiltshire is held by Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust (AWP). The current contract will come to an end at the end of March.   We have negotiated a temporary adult ADHD contract with AWP to cover the period from 1 March 2016 until 31 August 2016. This extension will ensure that a large proportion of the current services can continue until we are able to review the whole contract, and a permanent two year contract can be agreed. The new contract will be in place by 1 September 2016. If we achieve this earlier you will, of course, be advised accordingly.

Until this time AWP will continue to provide an ongoing service for:

  • Existing patients who have already been assessed and diagnosed
  • Existing patients who require ongoing follow up and prescribing
  • Patients already being cared for under the shared care process
  • Urgent and/or prioritised new referrals as approved by the CCG Exceptions Panel

However, AWP will not be accepting new referrals unless identified as above.

We apologise for any worry or concern this may cause. We will be working with AWP to quickly resolve any issues over the next few weeks to allow new contract terms to be agreed. We will provide details of any changes to the adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) services in Wiltshire as soon as we are able.