Let’s get talking about adult autism and ADHD services in York and North Yorkshire

The NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board are inviting you to join us in a conversation to help transform and develop a sustainable adult autism and ADHD assessment service in York and North Yorkshire as we launch our programme of engagement.

We have seen a significant rise in the number of referrals and waiting times for adult assessments for both autism and ADHD in North Yorkshire and York because many more people are coming forward for an assessment. Since the service was reprocured in 2021 referrals have risen from an average of 60 per month to an average of over 300 a month.

There is an impact of these long waits for assessment on our residents and want to understand better:

  • How we can ensure people with the most urgent need get help sooner
  • How we can support people better both before and after diagnosis
  • If an assessment and diagnosis is essential to ensuring people access the support that they need

How can you get involved

A programme of engagement will launch with two public events the first will be face to face held:

  • Tuesday 12 December 2023, 1pm – 4pm at LNER Lounge, LNER Community Stadium, Huntington, York, YO32 9AF.

To attend the face to face event, please register your details here, the agenda can be found here.

A virtual event will be held:

  • Thursday 14 December 2023, 6pm – 8pm via MS Teams

To attend the virtual event, please register your details here, the agenda can be found here.

During the events you will hear from clinical and health care professionals, who will explain the background and challenges.  There will be an opportunity for you to ask questions, share your feedback and experience to help support service development.

Please note each event will follow the same format.  To help us manage numbers we do ask that you register your interest.

Focus groups

The conversation will continue with a series of focus groups planned to take place across York and North Yorkshire, these will take place in the New Year.

If you are not able to register on line please email: hnyicb-ny.adultnd@nhs.net advising which event you would like to attend.

One to one discussion

For those that would like to participate in a conversation but would prefer smaller discussions or one to one meeting's please email hnyicb-ny.adultnd@nhs.net for us to arrange a convenient time.

We are really keen to develop a service that best meets the needs of the local community within available resources. If you can, please share the information within your networks.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to get in touch via hnyicb-ny.adultnd@nhs.net.