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June 2023

The ADHD Challenge – Optimising the PCN and GP Role

This event took place on Wednesday 27 April 2022
Watch on-demand our guest speakers Dr James Kustow, Dr Robin Harlow and Dr Nina Champaneri combine their expertise to provide you with a summary of NHS changes in Primary Care, identify bottlenecks in care pathways, cover the key elements of an effective Primary Care ADHD referral and introduce an animated skills video on becoming an effective referrer in ADHD.
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Welcome and Overview of Session, Dr James Kustow
Meeting the ADHD Challenge - A Primary Care Perspective, Dr Robin Harlow
Enhancing ADHD Management in Primary Care - The Primary Care Referral Toolkit, Dr Nina Champaneri
Questions and Discussion
Summary of Learning Points
Dr James Kustow
Dr James Kustow
BMedSci BMBS MRCPsych Dip Int psychotherapy, Consultant Adult Psychiatrist and Adult ADHD Specialist, London, UK

Dr Kustow is a leading Consultant Psychiatrist, working in a specialist NHS adult ADHD service in London. He has a busy private practice and is Medical Director of The Grove Practice.

Dr Kustow has developed a specialist clinical expertise working with adult ADHD, both in terms of diagnosis and medical management, and in developing comprehensive psychosocial interventions. He is committed to working with and building on people’s strengths, helping patients develop strategies for balanced, healthy living and positive relationships.

Dr Kustow is a Member of UKAAN's Executive Board and its Director of Training. He was instrumental in developing and updating the country’s adult ADHD training programme for mental health practitioners. He is co-author of an adult ADHD textbook and chaired a team of European experts to update the medication section of the 2018 European Consensus Statement on Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult ADHD.

He is a recognised international speaker and won the ‘Genius Award’ at the 2021 Celebrating Neurodiversity Awards for the ground-breaking ‘Lifeskills’ adult ADHD group programme. Dr Kustow has also served as an expert in adult ADHD-related legal proceedings and as professional expert and lead team member in a 2021 NICE guideline medical technologies evaluation programme.

Dr Robin Harlow
Dr Robin Harlow
Clinical Director Southern Health Foundation Trust, GP and PCN Clinical Director at the Willow Group

Dr Robin Harlow qualified as a GP in 2008 and worked in both London and Winchester as a GP Partner, before moving to Gosport in 2017. He is currently focused on the delivery of Care at the Willow Group and Gosport Central PCN. Willow Group is a relatively unique GP Practice, delivering services in partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. This collaboration has helped to sustain the delivery of primary care in Gosport to over 36000 of our residents. From the Better Local Care MCP Vanguard through to the development of Primary Care Networks, the practice has continued to transform their services in response to the needs of both patients and staff, developing new models of care delivered by multi-disciplinary teams. Dr Harlow is passionate about working in collaboration with partners in health, social care and education, his patients and voluntary organisations to provide holistic care and support. He is the Clinical Director for Gosport Central PCN, and has worked in roles as the Clinical Director for the SHFT services in Portsmouth and the Southeast, incorporating Mental Health, Physical Health, Palliative Care and Community Services, and more recently as the Clinical Director for Primary Care Development across SHFT, supporting the transformation programmes and partnership working with Primary Care.

Dr Nina Champaneri
Dr Nina Champaneri
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Nina Champaneri is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist currently working in a Community Forensic CAMHS service in Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust (BSMHFT) and has provided prison in-reach into the local Her Majesty's Young Offender Institution (HM YOI). She is keen to promote assessment and management of ADHD within the Forensic CAMHS pathway where there is an over-representation of ADHD. She also provides medical input into the local neurodevelopmental pathway for young people. Nina is also a member of the NHS England CAMHS Clinical Reference group and co-chair of the national CAMHS Provider Collaborative clinical forum.

What will the webinar cover?

Key learning objectives

  • Defining ‘what good looks like’ for ADHD management across the Primary Care and Secondary Care interface
  • To summarise NHS changes in Primary Care and describe the ADHD patient journey through the new NHS infrastructure, including shared care and prescribing after diagnosis
  • To identify bottlenecks in care pathways and describe lessons learnt from joint working to address these bottlenecks
  • To support GPs in becoming ‘effective referrers’ for ADHD
  • To describe the key elements of an effective Primary Care ADHD referral – what are the priorities and the approaches?
  • To introduce an animated skills video on becoming an effective referrer in ADHD
  • To outline key learnings on building ADHD referral capability