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"Adult ADHD"

About: Neurodevelopmental Specialist Service / Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Service

(as a service user),

I am an adult with ADHD. I moved to the UK 10 years ago and have since been bounced around to get my prescriptions. I was initially told that Adults don’t have ADHD, despite providing my medical records from Canada indicating my diagnosis. My GP didn’t know what to do with me. Over the 10 years I’ve had to go through numerous processes to get my ADHD prescriptions filled. I went from my GP, who referred me to a psychiatrist, then back to my GP, then back to a psychiatrist. In October I was informed that there was going to be a new Adult ADHD Service formed and I would be referred to that service who would then be reviewing and writing my prescription meds. I was pleased to hear this as until now, Adult ADHD has not been recognised in the UK.

In December 2020 I was contacted by a Pharmacist to review my prescription for my ADHD medication. The Pharmacist was very pleasant and explained the process well ensuring I understood. He then asked me questions relevant to my health history. He stated he would be sending my prescription to my local pharmacy to dispense.

I am pleased that the NHS has finally recognised the need for an adult ADHD service in the UK and is moving forward in providing this medical service to, as I understand, the approximately 700 patients currently in the country.


Response from Alinda Gillott, Clinical Psychologist, IDD Psychologists, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 9 months ago
Alinda Gillott
Clinical Psychologist, IDD Psychologists,
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Submitted on 21/12/2020 at 15:11
Published on Care Opinion on 22/12/2020 at 09:45

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Thank you for your feedback on the Adult ADHD Service. We are pleased to hear that you found your ADHD review helpful, and you felt the clinician explained the process well to you. We hope going forwards this continues to be a more straightforward process for you, and we will welcome any further feedback in the future.

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