Dr Alinda Gillott & Professor Chris Hollis of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust have been awarded the Medipex NHS Innovation Award for Mental Health & Wellbeing for their project Making sense of adult ADHD.

Their mixed media, psycho-educational resources were praised for their bold design and how they capture the attention of adults with ADHD. The resources help clients understand their condition, engage with treatment and increase their wellbeing - reducing pressure on professional services. 
About the project:
The 20-page self-help guide and film about patients with ADHD are used within the specialist adult ADHD clinic, helping clients understand their condition, engage with treatment and increase wellbeing. This helps reduce pressure on services such as health, social care and the criminal justice system. More details are available on the Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust Adult ADHD webpges and a short version of the film is publicly available in order to raise awareness and reduce stigma with the general public. Clinicians also make use of the resources to consider clients who are potentially un/misdiagnosed and who may be receiving inappropriate treatment.

The impact of this innovation is:

  • Improvement in care by increasing patient knowledge and improving engagement
  • Portable and electronic resources save time and cost, reducing clinical time in sharing the information verbally
  • Possible commercial income via roll-out to other adult ADHD services.

10th October 2013.