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greyblanket
11-28-06, 08:46 AM
My Consultant has just died, and I am wondering if anybody can recommend a consultant in London or South East.

Thanks
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~boots~
11-28-06, 08:52 AM
what sort of consultant?

greyblanket
11-28-06, 12:34 PM
Sorry not to be clear.

The consultant neurologist who diagnosed and treated my ADD. I have been seeing him for the past five years, he had a practice in London and then just ran a clinic at the Cromwell Hospital. As his practice was just him, and he died suddenly they are not passing the patients on to anybody else.

I went to my GP about this matter and he said that he hadn't dealt with Adult ADD before (I was living in a different area when I was diagnosed) and I didn't have anybody in mind that he could refer me to, but that I should find out from practice of the late consultant who they recommend, but the phone line for the practice does not work now.

I have been in touch with the Cromwell Hospital where he ran his clinic and they have said that as I had already been seen there, that I could see another Adult Neurologist there.

Its basically a question of prescribing my medication. The consultant has always written my prescription, and my GP thinks that it is important that I remain on medication (he has experienced me in the past when I decided to come off it) but he doesn't know whether he is able to prescribe it for me, and it would be easier if I could find another specialist.

I will go back to my GP and tell him what I have discovered, but since he doesn't know of any specialists, I wondered whether I could help find one.

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loversinc
12-01-06, 03:05 AM
the maudsley in london has the only adult adhd clinic in the country and as such has quite a long list, however they just diagnose and monitor progress advising the gp to perscribe. I think your GP needs to find out if he perscribe or not I think it is unlikely that he won't be able to seeing as you've been on medication for a while.

meadd823
12-01-06, 06:02 AM
Maybe some useful info can be found here ( http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33989)

Maybe not but thought it would be worth a try any way. . . I have found very limited stuff in the UK

If any one has additional sources I don't mind any up dates either. . . .

SB_UK
12-01-06, 03:12 PM
...yupsy - he was my guy also - the fourth I've lost - only one more that I know of in the UK (now) ->- * (http://www.lanc.uk.com/)

I really liked him.

Great conversations about research and travelling a little too fast on a motorbike.

... Anyway ... a sad loss.

Skua
02-16-07, 07:24 PM
The same London docter (I think) diagnosed me with Adult ADHD in 2003 However, I only took medication for a few months while I (finally) finished my final year at uni.

...4.5 years later and I felt my ADHD symptons were sufficiant enough to be causing me problems with work, and wanted to try medication again. I looked up my old doc only to discover the sad news he'd died, so I just went to my local GP. I told him my problem and said I wanted to try ritalin again. He said I'd need to go see a (NHS) psychologist as he can't prescribe it unless I've been assessed. Three weeks later I see my new psychiatrist, she just looks at my old assessment and says she thinks the best thing to do is just give me some pills and see what happens. She's prescribed me with 21 days of 36mg concerta (what I was on before I quit) and told me to email her in 2 weeks to see how its going.

I'm pretty shocked it all happend so easily! However, I'm now a bit concerned that she didn't take any obs or anything, so a specialist might be a better choice. It does show that getting medication can be done through the normal NHS Mental Health Clinic route though if anyone is wondering. Although there is probably tremendous variation amoung GP's...

mrshaupt
02-23-07, 09:07 PM
I'm pretty shocked it all happend so easily! However, I'm now a bit concerned that she didn't take any obs or anything, so a specialist might be a better choice. It does show that getting medication can be done through the normal NHS Mental Health Clinic route though if anyone is wondering. Although there is probably tremendous variation amoung GP's...Maybe it helped that you had previously received the medication? My husband was on Concerta (or was it Adderall???) for 2 years in the states before we moved to the UK, but somehow, a medical history and meds given by a doctors outside the UK are just not good enough :mad:

I have been following several stories, and it seems that young adults have a better chance of receving proper medication and treatment (as the NHS recognizes ADHD in children)?? Then as the young adults become older, they can continue receiving their meds since they have a positive history?