The first National Paediatric ADHD Network Meeting took place on Wednesday 28th March 2007 in York, during the spring meeting of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. It was attended by 23 paediatricians from all over the UK. This meeting was arranged to get an opportunity for the paediatricians to share information among themselves, who are involved in the care and management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.
The aims and objectives of the forum are to exchange ideas, to increase professional awareness, to liaise with other professional groups, to influence public policy decisions where appropriate, to share information in relation to current issues in providing services to individuals and their families and to improve care and increased awareness of ADHD in children and adolescents.
There is an increasing number of ADHD patients countrywide, highlighting the shortfall in resources and extending waiting times for the new assessments. This situation is posing an extra burden and is causing burn out amongst ADHD clinicians. George Still Forum aims to bring these issues to the notice of the commissioners in the National Health Service.
People who wish themselves to be included in the GSF should register themselves at this website. You will need to choose your own user name and password. The advantage of registering is to be able to view the contact details of the other members who have registered. This registration will be open to professionals and allied health professionals and will not be available to the general public.