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Adult Neurodevelopmental Service (ANDS)

  

Assessment, diagnosis & post-diagnostic support for Adult ASD and Adult ADHD


CWPT delivered multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessment, focused post-diagnostic support and signposting.

Interventions include psycho-educational (ASD, emotional regulation, communication and sensory processing) and via group and individual therapy where necessary.

Specialist interventions will be time limited and appropriate in meeting the needs of specific individuals with neuro-developmental disorders.

Includes post-diagnostic support in accordance with NICE guidance for better outcomes and mitigating the risk of admission

Further Information

Click here for pathway information

 GP Referral Process

 a) ASD

  • Adult > 16 years 6months
  • Registered with Coventry or Rugby GP
  • No previous diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Not currently under the care of Acute or Community Mental Health Services
  • No known Learning Disability
  • AQ10 Autism Questionnaire score > 6 with referral: click or see right  Link to AQ10

b) ADHD

  • Adult > 16 years 6months
  • Registered with Coventry or Rugby GP
  • No previous diagnosis of ADHD
  • Not currently under the care of Acute or Community Mental Health Services
  • No known Learning Disability
  • Completed ADHD Self Report Scale Form with referral Link to Adult ADHD Self Report Scale ASRSv1.1
  • patient to complete part A & B of symptom checklist
  • part A: score >4 highly consistent with adult ADHD and further investigation warranted
  • part B: frequency scores provide further symptom sensitivity
  • GP referral to include narrative on impact on function

Completed referrals should be sent to CWPT at:

Adult Neurodevelopmental Service Single Point of Entry
Paybody Building
Stoney Stanton Road
Coventry, CV1 4FS
Tel: 024 7696 1355. Fax: 02476 961 579
Email: cwp-tr.adultneurodevelopmental@nhs.net

Required Referral Information

Referrals should include information about presenting difficulties along with a brief description of concerns, in addition to any other factors that may impact on the patient participating in a telephone screening.

ASD Referrals ADHD Referrals
Significant functional impairment in two or more areas (family life, work, education, self care, social life)

One or more of the following:

  • Persistent difficulties in social interaction
  • Persistent difficulties in social communication
  • Stereotypic (rigid & repetitive) behaviours, resistance to change, restricted interests

 

Plus one or more of the following:

  • Problems in obtaining or sustaining employment or education
  • Difficulty in initiating or sustaining social relationships

 

 

 

 

 

Significant functional impairment in two or more areas (family life, work, education, self care, social life, risk taking)

Inattention

(eg forgetfulness, difficulty listening, disorganisation, distractibility, poor attention, poor concept of time, poor attention to detail, procrastination, loses important things, poor finisher completer)

and / or

Hyperactivity

(eg fidgety, restless, excessive talking, over scheduling, poor sleep)

Impulsivity

(eg blurting out answers , difficulty waiting a turn, interrupting, poor frustration tolerance, prone to addiction, reckless driving, ending jobs / relationships abruptly, anger)

Symptoms must have been present in childhood into adulthood. Impairment must be in 2 domains i.e. education / employment, relationships and friendships

Clinic Information

Waiting times are currently 12 months plus due to referral demand

The provider asks that referrals are only made for patients where assessment and/or diagnosis will improve functioning and that functional impact is detailed in the referral

Case management is NOT provided

Limited intervention is only provided for patients referred for assessment without a previous diagnosis

Allocation of an assessment is based on date of referral with no prioritisation possible (expediting of appointments is not accepted)

If there are mental health concerns refer to the appropriate mental health service and NOT the Neurodevelopmental Service

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