Adult Neurodevelopmental Outpatient Clinic wins award
14 March 2017
South London and Maudsley’s national adult neurodevelopmental clinic has won the ‘Outstanding Health Services’ award at the National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Awards 2017.
The awards were launched in 2013 to recognise and promote good autism practice and inspire others to improve their own work.
“The winners were chosen by an independent panel of 10 autism experts who judged them on their innovation, creativity, impact and sustainability.” National Autistic Society
Speaking ahead of the awards, Dr Anastasios Galanopoulos, Consultant Psychiatrist at the National Adult Outpatient Neurodevelopmental Clinic, said: “Everyone at this clinic is honoured to be shortlisted in the Autism Professionals Awards 2017. We pride ourselves on providing gold-standard and tailored diagnostic assessments, with bespoke support recommendations for each individual. This is the main part of our work but we also think it’s important to share our expertise by providing training and advice to other services and professionals.”
The service covers Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as well as various genetic conditions, and is staffed by a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, psychologists, neurodevelopmental specialists, managers and administrators. The team dedicates itself to providing gold-standard and patient-centred diagnostic assessments at a national level; with bespoke recommendations for each patient with options to be followed up locally or in the national service if necessary. To find out more about the clinic please click here.
Dr Dene Robertson, Clinical Director said “It is wonderful that our commitment to providing the best possible care to autistic people is being recognised by a national award.”
The clinic maintains strong links with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and a genetics team at Guy’s and St Thomas’ to make sure the latest research can inform their clinical work and directly help improve people’s lives. They also provide training and advice to other services and professionals in order to make sure care provided for those with ASC is of the highest quality possible.
The winners were announced at a special ceremony at the NAS’ Professional conference in Harrogate.