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G468 Adhd management – a quality improvement project
  1. B Khan,
  2. G Rajendran,
  3. N Sylvester,
  4. K Ganjam,
  5. P Mani
  1. Community Paediatrics, Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Wakefield, UK


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has an incidence of 3%–5% among school-going children; 60% of which will continue to have symptoms into adulthood. The aim of this project was to assess all aspects of service delivery to these children as per NICE guidelines at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Methods The first cycle was run retrospectively in September –November 2016. An audit tool was used that reviewed children attending clinics in August 2016. Patients with a diagnosis after 1 st January 2011 were included. The patients were reviewed for details at time of diagnosis or management.

Following the audit, a form was developed to ensure that essential information was documented properly. The unit liaised with local services to improve parent and children workshops availability. A re-audit was run for patients attending in August 2017 using the same parameters to complete the audit loop.

Results 74 patients were included in 2016, while 50 patients have been studied in 2017 (table 1).

Abstract G468 Table 1

Conclusion The project reveals improvement in compliance with NICE guidelines, particularly for monitoring of patients‘ BP on drug treatment, as well as better education for parents and children. However, parental training and child social skills training are not available to all families due to limited resources.

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