This national innovation programme aims to improve how attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed in children and young people. We are achieving this by supporting NHS mental health trusts and community paediatric services with innovation implementation.
Specifically, the programme supports the implementation of an objective computer based assessment (QbTest) into their diagnosis pathways, alongside the practitioner’s clinical assessments. The technology helps inform clinical decisions by measuring the three core components of ADHD – attention, impulsivity, and activity.
Once implemented, the QbTest gives clinicians a better understanding of a patient’s symptoms and potentially speeds up a diagnosis.