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launter
10-22-07, 06:05 AM
Heres a few, don't know how good they are. I haven't got the contact details but they should be readily available by ringing the associated NHS trust. They're mostly paediatric or child and adolescent but some of them will see adults for ADHD. The Adult psychiatrists are nearer the bottom.

Prof Asherson mentioned in the above post runs a national NHS clinic so he can be referred to from anywhere in the country. This means funding by the PCT "shouldn't" be a problem. Hes still there





acute attention deficiency syndrome - ADHD
Dr Alison M Kemp
Penarth (NHS)
Paediatrics, Hyperactivity, acute attention deficiency syndrome ADHD


ADHD
Dr Larry Martel
Belfast (NHS)
Downpatrick (NHS)
Paediatrics, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Kamal K Sawhney
Amersham (NHS)
Great Missenden (Private)
Harrow (Private)
High Wycombe (NHS)
Paediatrics, ADHD, developmental problems, epilepsy, growth disorders


ADHD
Dr Myo Myat Lwin
Salisbury (NHS)
Paediatrics, ADHD, learning disabilities, community paediatrics


ADHD
Dr Baljinder Singh
Newton Abbott (NHS)
Torquay (NHS)
Paediatrics, ADHD, physical disability and learning disability, epilepsy, autism


ADHD
Dr Michael A Tettenborn
Frimley (NHS/Private)
Paediatrics, Allergy, autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, chronic fatigue


ADHD
Dr Vera Antao
Newport - Gwent (NHS)
Ystrad Mynach Hengoed (NHS)
Paediatrics, Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Rajagopalan Muthukumar
Castleford (NHS)
Paediatrics, Behavioural paediatrics, autism, ADHD, Asperger's syndrome


ADHD
Dr Walid I Anshasi
Kingston upon Thames (NHS/Private)
Richmond (NHS)
Paediatrics, Child development, ADHD, community paediatrics, adoption and fostering


ADHD
Dr Catherine Macpherson
Belfast (NHS)
Paediatrics, Child protection, ADHD, autism


ADHD
Dr Ruwan E De Soysa
Liverpool (NHS)
Paediatrics, Child protection, autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Diana M Howlett
Weston super Mare (NHS)
Paediatrics, Community child health, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, complex learning disorders, neurodevelopmental problems


ADHD
Dr Karina Hart
King's Lynn (NHS)
Paediatrics, Community paediatrics, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Sita Jayakumar
Brentwood (Private)
Chelmsford (Private)
Grays (NHS)
Paediatrics, Community paediatrics, ADHD, developmental and behavioural paediatrics, autism


ADHD
Dr Than Maung Lwin
Scarborough (NHS)
Whitby (NHS)
Paediatrics, Community paediatrics, ADHD, hearing difficulties, special needs children, autistic spectrum disorders


ADHD
Dr John A Shaw
Oxford (NHS)
Paediatrics, Community paediatrics, autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, behavioural problems, developmental paediatrics


ADHD
Dr Abbas Latif
Llantrisant (NHS/Private)
Paediatrics, Community paediatrics, autism, ADHD, neurodisability, neurodevelopment


ADHD
Dr Rosalind J Thorburn
Warrington (NHS)
Paediatrics, Community paediatrics, developmental paediatrics, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder


ADHD
Dr Sukanta Shukla
Welwyn Garden City (NHS/Private)
Paediatrics, Community paediatrics, neurodevelopmental paediatrics, autism and related disorders, ADHD, child protection


ADHD
Dr Dorothy Milne
Maidenhead (NHS)
Paediatrics, Community paediatrics, neurodisability, sensory impairment, autism, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Bratarti Bose-Haider
Bury (NHS/Private)
Paediatrics, Developmental paediatrics, ADHD, eczema


ADHD
Dr D Desmond Walters
Aberystwyth (NHS)
Paediatrics, Diabetes, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Richard J Purvis
Dorchester (NHS)
Paediatrics, Epilepsy, neurodevelopment, ADHD, Asperger's syndrome


ADHD
Dr Nellie Adjaye
Maidstone (NHS)
Paediatrics, General child health, developmental paediatrics, autism, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Andrew Tandy
Taunton (NHS/Private)
Paediatrics, General paediatrics, neurodevelopmental paediatrics, epilepsy, ADHD, dermatology, emotional, behavioural and educational problems


ADHD
Dr Paula Sneath
Epsom (NHS)
Paediatrics, Handicap, autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, developmental problems


ADHD
Dr Velupillai Vipulendran
Haverfordwest (NHS)
Paediatrics, Neurodevelopment, paediatric disability, ADHD, DCD, DAMP


ADHD
Dr Wajdi Nackasha
Chertsey (NHS/Private)
Woking (Private)
Paediatrics, Neurodevelopmental paediatrics, ADHD, paediatric allergy, general paediatrics


ADHD
Dr Daphne Keen
London (NHS/Private)
Paediatrics, Neurodevelopmental paediatrics, behavioural paediatrics, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder including Asperger's syndrome


ADHD
Dr Andrew Lloyd-Evans
Harrow (NHS/Private)
Paediatrics, Neurodevelopmental paediatrics, neurology, epilepsy, ADHD, dyspraxia, autism, paediatric neurodisability


ADHD
Dr Sepali Wijesinghe
Harrow (Private)
Wembley (NHS)
Paediatrics, Neurodisability, autism, ADHD, health of looked-after children, medicals, adoption - medical adviser to Brent adoption panel


ADHD
Dr Kanagasabai Puvanendran
Basildon (NHS)
Brentwood (Private)
Paediatrics, Neurodisability, neurodevelopment, ADHD


ADHD
Dr John Nicholson
Antrim (NHS/Private)
Carrickfergus (NHS)
Larne (NHS)
Paediatrics, Non-accidental injury, immunisation, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Stefan M Herber
Grimsby (NHS/Private)
Paediatrics, Paediatric endocrinology, ADHD, epilepsy


ADHD
Dr Paul F Gorham
Plymouth (NHS/Private)
Paediatrics, Paediatric epilepsy, ADHD, neurodisability, epilepsy, learning difficulties


ADHD
Dr Kisholi A Nimalaraj
Bishop's Stortford (NHS)
Harlow (NHS)
Saffron Walden (NHS)
Paediatrics, Paediatric neurodevelopment, paediatric epilepsy, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Christopher R Steer
Kirkcaldy (NHS)
Paediatrics, Paediatric neurology, ADHD
ADHD
Dr Diane Smyth
London (NHS/Private)
Paediatrics, Paediatric neurology, epilepsy, migraine, developmental delay, neurodisability, specific learning difficulties, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Peter I Lachman
Harrow (NHS)
London (NHS)
Paediatrics, Rheumatology, allergy, asthma, ADHD, community child health


ADHD
Dr Rajeev G Banhatti
Northampton (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD


ADHD
Dr Robert Britchford
Weston super Mare (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD


ADHD
Dr Vinod Kumar
Mansfield (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD


ADHD
Dr Immanuel McKenzie
Huddersfield (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD


ADHD
Dr Paul W Millard
Huntingdon (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD


ADHD
Dr Yvette Parker
Exeter (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD


ADHD
Dr Claire Sturge
Harrow (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD


ADHD
Dr Michelle M Thrower
Glasgow (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD


ADHD
Dr Colin C Tinline
Redditch (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD


ADHD
Dr Michael T Venables
Haywards Heath (Private)
Horsham (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD


ADHD
Dr Richard Ing
Brighton (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, anorexia nervosa


ADHD
Prof David H Skuse
London (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, autism


ADHD
Dr Gordon Bates
Birmingham (NHS/Private)
Solihull (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, autism and Asperger's syndrome, head injury, epilepsy and behaviour, Tourette's syndrome

ADHD
Dr Richard Soppitt
Broadstairs (NHS)
Canterbury (Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, autism, dyslexia, SENDIS tribunals


ADHD
Dr Paramala J Santosh
London (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, autism, neuropharmacology, neuropsychiatry


ADHD
Dr Peter J Bowers
Stalybridge (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder, child protection


ADHD
Dr Stewart W Scott
Carlisle (NHS)
Workington (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders


ADHD
Dr Saeed A Nazir
Grantham (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, depression and self harm, eating disorders


ADHD
Dr Sarah Glen
Selkirk (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, Crisis intervention


ADHD
Dr Radha Bhat
Bromley (Private)
Croydon (Private)
Worthing (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, depression, transcultural psychiatry, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychotherapy


ADHD
Dr Katherine Gingell
Dudley (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, education


ADHD
Dr Morris Zwi
Richmond (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, evidence based practice and systematic review's methodology


ADHD
Dr Sarah J Newth
Birmingham (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, learning difficulties, general child psychiatry


ADHD
Dr Rodney C Adams
Bristol (Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, learning disabilities


ADHD
Dr Michael A S Field
Dundee (NHS)
Perth (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, learning disability


ADHD
Dr Omana Thachil
West Bromwich (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, neurodevelopmental disorders


ADHD
Prof Peter D Hill
London (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette's, autistic spectrum, dyspraxia, anxiety, depressive disorders


ADHD
Dr Julian Parker
Ipswich (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, parenting assessments


ADHD
Prof Chris P Hollis
Nottingham (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, psychosis, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder following accidents


ADHD
Dr Anthony E Livesey
Sheffield (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD, psychotic illness


ADHD
Dr Birgit Berg
Sutton (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Adolescent psychiatry, ADHD, parent-child game, group work


ADHD
Dr Shahid M Ahmad
Accrington (NHS)
Blackburn (Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioural problems, youth offenders, access issues, custody issues, child abuse


ADHD
Dr Nicola Von Fraunhofer
Mitcham (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Asperger's syndrome, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Laurence A Sheldon
London (Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Autism, ADHD, developmental psychiatry, learning disabilities


ADHD
Dr Ian Stewart
Winchester (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Christopher Evered
Birkenhead (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Child and family psychiatry, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Catherine Mangan
Belfast (NHS/Private)
Newtownards (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Cognitive behaviour therapy, family therapy, ADHD, eating disorders



ADHD
Dr David W Wozencroft
Peterborough (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Depression, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Patricia M Chapman
Halifax (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Eating disorders, ADHD, affective disorders


ADHD
Dr Mohan G Thomas
Rotherham (NHS)
Sheffield (Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Eating disorders, ADHD, psychosis, conduct disorders


ADHD
Dr Julian Brockless
Slough (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Family therapy, ADHD, child protection


ADHD
Dr Duncan Manders
Edinburgh (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Learning disability, neuropsychiatry, autistic spectrum disorders, ADHD, Tourette's syndrome


ADHD
Dr Nicholas Myttas
London (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, tics disorders, Tourette's syndrome, psychopharmacology, forensic adolescent psychiatry


ADHD
Dr Gillian S Rose
London (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD, eating disorders


ADHD
Dr Carmen Clemente
London (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Obsessions, phobias, Post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Clio Bellenis
Eastleigh (NHS)
Winchester (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Paediatric learning disabilities, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders


ADHD
Dr Mike Blows
Bury St Edmunds (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Paediatric liaison, ADHD, neuropsychiatry, looked-after children, psychosomatic conditions, attachment difficulties


ADHD
Dr Christine Absolon
Shepton Mallet (Private)
Wells (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Parenting, ADHD, Tourette's syndrome


ADHD
Dr Anne McClure
South Shields (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Pervasive developmental disorders, ADHD, psychosomatic disorders, neuropsychiatry


ADHD
Dr C A Chandola
Dover (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, adolescent depression


ADHD
Dr David Coghill
Dundee (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Psychopharmacology, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Timothy Morris
Burnley (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Service organisation, ADHD, youth offending


ADHD
Dr Girish Vaidya
Sheffield (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Substance misuse, ADHD, forensic psychiatry


ADHD
Dr Kenneth Ross
Manchester (NHS)
Psychiatry, Adolescent sex offenders, male deliberate self harm, ADHD


ADHD
Dr Rafik I S Refaat
London (NHS/Private)
St Albans (Private)
Psychiatry, Autism, ADHD, adolescent psychiatry


ADHD
Dr Roger J Williams
Stockton on Tees (NHS)
Psychiatry, Child and adolescent psychiatry, ADHD, looked-after children


ADHD
Dr Nuala E Keenan
Armagh (NHS)
Psychiatry, Learning disability, ADHD, epilepsy


ADHD - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Dr Mark Berelowitz
London (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, child physical, emotional and sexual abuse, child protection and risk assessment, child adoption, foster care and wardship


ADHD - attention hyperactivity deficit disorder
Dr Alison M A Fraser
Rochdale (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD - attention hyperactivity deficit disorder, autism


ADHD - primary care mental health
Dr Obianuju Ugochukwu
Great Yarmouth (NHS)
Psychiatry, Early intervention in psychosis, ADHD - primary care mental health


ADHD and associated comorbidities
Dr Margit Bommen
Stevenage (NHS)
Paediatrics, General community paediatrics, education medicine, ADHD and associated comorbidities


ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders
Dr Gillian Salmon
Swansea (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders


ADHD and challenging behaviour
Dr Inyang E Takon
Hertford (NHS)
Welwyn Garden City (NHS)
Paediatrics, Epilepsy, ADHD and challenging behaviour, cerebral palsy, child protection, neurodevelopmental paediatrics, neurological disorders


ADHD in adults
Dr Leon Rozewicz
Harrow (Private)
Psychiatry, ADHD in adults, neuropsychiatry, bipolar disorder


Adult ADHD
Dr Sudhir K Salujha
Stockport (NHS)
Psychiatry, Adult ADHD


Adult ADHD
Dr Robert C Schapira
London (Private)
Psychiatry, Adult ADHD, addictions, cognitive behavioural therapy


adult ADHD
Dr Manjunath S Minajagi
Leicester (NHS)
Psychiatry, Bipolar disorder, adult ADHD


Adult ADHD
Dr Christine Tyrie
London (Private)
Newcastle upon Tyne (Private)
Washington (Private)
Psychiatry, Eating disorders, alcohol problems, stress, women's mental health problems, Adult ADHD


adult ADHD
Dr Puran Chand Madan
Brrentwood (NHS)
Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry, adult ADHD


adult ADHD
Dr Chris Taylor
Harrogate (Private)
Leeds (NHS/Private)
Psychiatry, General adult psychiatry, recurrent depression, psychosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, bipolar illness, adult ADHD


Behavioural disorders in children including ADHD
Dr Sami B Timimi
Sleaford (NHS)
Spalding (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Behavioural disorders in children including ADHD, mood disorders in children, cross-cultural child psychiatry


behavioural/autistic/ADHD
Dr Kate P Ward
Keighley (NHS)
Paediatrics, Gastroenterology, nutrition, child protection, behavioural/autistic/ADHD


Diagnosis and management of ADHD
Dr Audrey Oppenheim
Altrincham (Private)
Hale (Private)
Liverpool (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Diagnosis and management of ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, diagnosis and management of children with anxiety, depressive and psychotic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, assessment of children suffering from


including ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders
Dr Dinah Jayson
Altrincham (Private)
Sale (NHS)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Neuropsychiatry, including ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders, narrative family therapy, externalizing conversations, motivational interviewing, resilience, public education


neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD
Dr David Kingsley
Cheadle (Private)
Psychiatry (Child & Adolescent), Early onset psychosis, neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, adolescent mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome


psychiatry including ADHD and autism
Dr Anton Van Rhijn
London (NHS)
General Medicine, Paediatrics, psychiatry including ADHD and autism, nutritional medicine and allergies, homeopathy and healing

meadd823
11-06-07, 01:24 AM
launter I try to keep up with directories for providers who will evaluate and treat ADD, although primarily interested in adults I do have need of some for children in your area. I am going to post a hyperlink back to this post plus I may copy and paste the resources for adults so I can post it in this section (http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33989) for our members. It allows me to simply hyperlink to one general area when people come-on and ask where to find doctors who will treat ADD.

x Alanna x
06-06-08, 03:43 PM
Thanks for this!!!...

Its taking my doctor a while to find somewhere that does adult adhd..

i see stockport is pretty close to me, so i'll inform him of this.. will do anything to speed it up..

Emjay
06-06-08, 04:47 PM
Hi Alanna, thought this might interest you... I rang a suppport group asking them for advice on this and they tell me that there is only 2 specialist units for adult ADHD in the U.K. One of them which is nearest myself is The Maudsley Hospital in South London and the other was in the North somewhere but sorry I can't remember details of this one, the support group I called was A.D.D.I.S, they are a registered charity and they are based in Edgware, postcode HA8 7BJ. They were very helpful and said the best route is to get your doctor to refer you to a psychiatrist and then ask the psychiatrist to refer you to one of theese two specialist centres. I am currently awaiting my psychiatrist appointment and hope to gain a referral to The Maudsley adult ADHD unit. These two units they seem to refer to as the most capable of dealing with all the unique aspects of adult ADHD. Em

x Alanna x
06-07-08, 05:47 PM
Hi Alanna, thought this might interest you... I rang a suppport group asking them for advice on this and they tell me that there is only 2 specialist units for adult ADHD in the U.K. One of them which is nearest myself is The Maudsley Hospital in South London and the other was in the North somewhere but sorry I can't remember details of this one, the support group I called was A.D.D.I.S, they are a registered charity and they are based in Edgware, postcode HA8 7BJ. They were very helpful and said the best route is to get your doctor to refer you to a psychiatrist and then ask the psychiatrist to refer you to one of theese two specialist centres. I am currently awaiting my psychiatrist appointment and hope to gain a referral to The Maudsley adult ADHD unit. These two units they seem to refer to as the most capable of dealing with all the unique aspects of adult ADHD. Em

Hey Em..

Thanks for the information... london is missions away for me :( there should be more ADHD specialists out there.. its ****ing disgusting.

It is very common in england and theres hardly any specislists.. it makes my blood boil!!

i need something doing soon because i can't cope with it anymore lol!!

columbo
06-07-08, 09:57 PM
Hey Em..

Thanks for the information... london is missions away for me :( there should be more ADHD specialists out there.. its ****ing disgusting.

It is very common in england and theres hardly any specislists.. it makes my blood boil!!

i need something doing soon because i can't cope with it anymore lol!!

Hi. With due respect, Addiss are a bit out of date with their information. I'll ring them this week and make them aware of the newer clinics.

Do have a good look in some of the other UK threads, as there are now more than two NHS Adult ADHD clinics in the UK, and a small number of PCTs have consultant psychiatrists whose special interests include Adult ADHD. As well as the two in Cambridge and South London, there are now NHS clinics in Bristol, Swansea, and possibly Leicester (I only heard a rumour about this one, so if anyone in the know can confirm, that'd be great.)

It can be difficult to keep up with the progress, but there is definitely progress being made. Granted, this is not nearly enough, but it's a start and a good reason not to lose hope.

Stay positive and keep going. I went through the process myself, and it took over a year, so I speak from experience. I got diagnosed at Cambridge nearly three years ago.

There are also private clinics mentioned in these threads, and not all of them are as expensive as you might think. Some may even take NHS referrals. Shop around.

x Alanna x
06-08-08, 08:46 AM
Hi. With due respect, Addiss are a bit out of date with their information. I'll ring them this week and make them aware of the newer clinics.

Do have a good look in some of the other UK threads, as there are now more than two NHS Adult ADHD clinics in the UK, and a small number of PCTs have consultant psychiatrists whose special interests include Adult ADHD. As well as the two in Cambridge and South London, there are now NHS clinics in Bristol, Swansea, and possibly Leicester (I only heard a rumour about this one, so if anyone in the know can confirm, that'd be great.)

It can be difficult to keep up with the progress, but there is definitely progress being made. Granted, this is not nearly enough, but it's a start and a good reason not to lose hope.

Stay positive and keep going. I went through the process myself, and it took over a year, so I speak from experience. I got diagnosed at Cambridge nearly three years ago.

There are also private clinics mentioned in these threads, and not all of them are as expensive as you might think. Some may even take NHS referrals. Shop around.

Hey..

Thanks for the info!! i will search and search till i find someone.. it needs to be sorted asap... :)

Ariosto
06-14-08, 08:40 PM
The Bristol Clinic is indeed up and running. You do not need to be referred by a psychiatrist to this clinic. A GP can request the referral, and only needs to write a simple letter giving some rationale for the referral. The letter does not need to be elaborate.

If you live outside the Bristol area, you will need to get funding from your PCT for the referral, the waiting list is about 2 months for those outside Bristol.

And if your PCT gets difficult, you can always ask your MP to help "persuade" them to do the right thing!

Good luck!

Ariosto

x Alanna x
06-23-08, 05:56 PM
i have decided to go private because i cant be arsed waiting anymore!!!

i went to my doctors and asked him to reffer me to a private specialist in altrincham

hopefully i should hear very soon , for everyone who is waiting.. goodluck!:)

adhdjustme
08-06-08, 06:21 AM
please help. if need be, i am willing to pay or private care. that said, i'd obviously accept help from the NHS.

i have been diagonsed with adult ADHD since i was about 24. i am from the US. thankfully my 1st GP in the UK understod my diagnosis and gave me a functional treatment plan. once i had a baby everyone assumed that they didn't need to address the whole adhd thing. i feel lost, confused, frustrated, and a failure. i really need another doctor to advise. i'm instirling, scotland...any ideas for doctors?

thank you

Colin
08-06-08, 06:50 AM
im struggling too in st albans, ive been trying to get to see someone on the list here 20miles away for 3 weeks but cant seem to get very far so was trying to find someone else, ive made a few phone calls and been pased from clinic to clinic, but lack of energy and anxiety overtakes me.

theres a guy in st albans who does child adhd so i rang the clinic and they sugested another doctor but they were on holiday, but they couldnt tell me much about them.

i keep asking if theres some way of finding clincians private or nhs who have the ability to treat adhd, but it just simply seems to be word of mouth, so far only through adhd support groups.

my GP just shrugs his sghoulders when i ask if he can find someone, even private, nhs ones are so few.

I cant beleive there isnt a directory of some kind, but al there seems to be is a list of doctors names etc with no details.

makes me wonder how these people get their business, maybe its just random.

it cant be acceptable, surly something could be done. google throws up too many usless hits to help much.

but basically for your gp to prescribe the medication you would most likely need a psychiatrist to recomend that treatment. your lucky if you find a gp that would be confident enough to do so othwerise, but your diagnosis from the US should still count, and if it doesnt it should be enough for refereal to nhs sppecialist clinic but i only know 3 in england.

so far the only adhd clinciians who have treated me have previously practiced mostly in america, and ive heard about from other patients.

Ariosto
08-06-08, 11:23 AM
I've read an NHS report called "ADHD Services over Scotland" dated March 2007. On page 17 it says

"there are no dedicated services for adults with ADHD in Scotland, although two NHS board areas do have adult
psychiatrists with a special interest and some of the other NHS boards reported emerging interest within adult psychiatry and general practice."

Looking through the remainder of the document it seems that the following areas in Scotland have an interest in adult adhd:

NHS Borders
NHS Dumfries & Galloway
NHS Fife (a consultant psychiatrist in Levenmouth is planning an adult service, March 2007)
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Tayside

Note that this report is a year old so it's possible that the situation may have improved somewhat.

Ariosto
08-06-08, 12:00 PM
Sorry, adhdjustme, I forgot to add to my previous post that since you live in Stirling, you may be fairly lucky because the report says that "NHS Forth Valley reported that some adult psychiatrists have expressed an interest in, and are seeing, new adult referrals for assessment of ADHD."

The report does not list who these specialists are, so you may want to ask your GP to find out and refer you to one of them.

lauren13
09-03-08, 05:51 PM
Thanks for this!!!...

Its taking my doctor a while to find somewhere that does adult adhd..

i see stockport is pretty close to me, so i'll inform him of this.. will do anything to speed it up..


Hi Alanna,

My name is Martin and I have just joined the forum.

I noticed that you mention in recent threads that you have located a specialist adult ADD therapist in Stockport or Altrincham??

I'm based in Manchester... am looking for the same and wondered if you could help by passing on the details.

It's recently come to my attention (in between being distracted) that I suffer from ADD and have struggled to find anybody who can help in my neck of the woods.

Hope you can...

Mx

Emjay
09-30-08, 06:07 AM
I am glad there is more facilities becoming available. I am still trying to get a referral and finally have a date to see a psychiatrist for initial asessment. However even getting this was not easy. Firstly I was told that I could not be treated for ADHD on the NHS after my doctor attempted to refer me (they wouldn't even see me for an initial assessment.) Then my doctor referred me straight to ADHD clinic and then they told me I had to of been referred from a tertiary source?? So I have been re referred, possibly in another way by my doctor to the local psychiatry services. Now all I need is for them to turn round and tell me they wont refer me. I can understand why people feel like giving up and why this is so frustrating. Hopefully the psychologist/psychiatrist will be knowledgable enough and give me the referral I need. Or perhaps they will decide that I have depression and not ADD.

Following all this up and chasing and asking is not easy either when you have ADD. so just adds to the stress levels. :mad: :confused:

Iain
09-30-08, 10:49 AM
Hi, I'm just back from seeing the Psychiatrist who believes, as I do, that I have AD/HD. Apparantly I now have to wait @ 3 months, due to application for funding etc, before being referred to a specialist for assessment and treatment. This is not acceptable to me given how this condition effects my daily life.

I was advised to speak to Dr. Philip Asherson which I did, a few moments ago. Very friendly and helpful but doesn't do private work. I have to be lucky, and patient (not likely) enough to get referred to him. He recommended Dr Robert Schapira, at the Priory. Dr. Schapira is more elusive than Lord Lucan. Got his address, no number, directory enquiries, no number. Ring the Priory, through to a dozen departments, no one has heard of him. Is this all part of the test, I'm asking myself?

All I want is to see someone who specialises in the condition which has ruined my entire life. Hopefully they can then administer the correct treatment. Foolishly I live in Shropshire where no such expertise exists.

Will someone please please explain who, where and how much. Does anyone one know where I can find Dr. Schapira (probably off riding Shegar with Glen Miller), who must be worth pursuing given the recommendation from Dr. Asherson.

Oh how I long for the initial prognosis of Bipolar to have been right. The complexities of living with AD/HD seem nothing in comparison to getting treatment!!!

Apologies if this has been covered, I'm a newbie

Emjay
09-30-08, 11:49 AM
Well, I say thank you, because at least I know that I'm not the only one out there :) I to have been recommended Dr. Asherson and am fighting for my referral. whether will ever get there or not, who knows?
I am not giving up just yet but boy, it is a bit frustrating.

Can'tregister
09-30-08, 01:38 PM
Hi, I'm just back from seeing the Psychiatrist who believes, as I do, that I have AD/HD. Apparantly I now have to wait @ 3 months, due to application for funding etc, before being referred to a specialist for assessment and treatment. This is not acceptable to me given how this condition effects my daily life.

I was advised to speak to Dr. Philip Asherson which I did, a few moments ago. Very friendly and helpful but doesn't do private work. I have to be lucky, and patient (not likely) enough to get referred to him. He recommended Dr Robert Schapira, at the Priory. Dr. Schapira is more elusive than Lord Lucan. Got his address, no number, directory enquiries, no number. Ring the Priory, through to a dozen departments, no one has heard of him. Is this all part of the test, I'm asking myself?

All I want is to see someone who specialises in the condition which has ruined my entire life. Hopefully they can then administer the correct treatment. Foolishly I live in Shropshire where no such expertise exists.

Will someone please please explain who, where and how much. Does anyone one know where I can find Dr. Schapira (probably off riding Shegar with Glen Miller), who must be worth pursuing given the recommendation from Dr. Asherson.

Oh how I long for the initial prognosis of Bipolar to have been right. The complexities of living with AD/HD seem nothing in comparison to getting treatment!!!

Apologies if this has been covered, I'm a newbie

Hi Iain the closest private clinics I know of are Professor Johannes Thome at Swansea and Dr Saroj Soni at the Priory in Altrincham ,, both have been recommended ,

http://johannesthome.com/

http://aadduk.proboards85.com/index.cgi?board=symptoms&action=display&thread=313

http://www.priorygroup.com/consultantSearch/viewConsultant.asp?conid=430

http://aadduk.proboards85.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=173

In the the end I went to LANC because they indicate on their website that they are very aware of Inattentive ADHD .

http://www.lanc.uk.com/

Iain
10-01-08, 02:02 PM
Thanks can'tregister, I appreciate your help.

I'm waiting to hear back from LANC and am hoping to speak to Dr. Theodore Soutzos tomorrow.

London is probably as easy to get to as Swansea and whilst there I can go "impulse" shopping :D

BTW can I expect an assessment from 1 hour consultation? What does the assessment entail?

Can'tregister
10-01-08, 02:55 PM
With psychiatrists a 1 hour consultation probably involves a discussion of your symptoms as a child and currently , if your an obvious hyperactive type that may be all thats required for a diagnosis but if its more complcated because of comorbid conditions or your an Inattentive then further psychological testing may be involved .

LANC do testing as a matter of course which is why they are fairly expensive as well as charging out a London rates unlike the Swansea and Altrincham clinics .Dr Kewley mentioned that they had 1600 adults on their books as well as many children so they are very experienced .

There's a lot of info on both these boards and the aadduk one about the various private doctors in the UK to help you choose if you can manage to hyperfocus on the subject .

Good luck

headsamess
10-11-08, 10:40 AM
Private Psychologist assessment centres inc. ADHD (no referral needed):

Not far from south London/Croydon, in Sanderstead.
http://www.spacetolearnonline.co.uk/assessment.html (http://www.spacetolearnonline.co.uk/assessment.html)

Not far from south London, in Reigate. (Children only?)
http://www.georgecrowther.co.uk/

If they can't prescribe, then maybe they can convince a GP too.

There must be more out there.

Darkangel001
12-26-08, 03:31 PM
Hey guys just wanted to ask, I am just a bit confused with some of the abbreviation on the OP.

What does NHS/Private mean? Does it mean the doctor does both NHS and Private practice and if NHS practice is it only for the local area of their health establishment? I live in Stoke-on-Trent is there a way I could get referred to a Psychiatrist in Birmingham? My GP said something about funds for their area being too short and that if I was lucky enough someone in the local hospital might take interest in my story and help me- but that's not much use if the psychiatrist does not know enough about ADD. Also, what about the cost of going private, how much should I expect to pay- and would I be expected to pay the full amount right there and then?

Thank you

mollywoo
01-08-09, 06:57 PM
Dr Kewley is really good. I totally recommend his clinic.
x

wilkes
01-15-09, 06:29 AM
Hi, I'm just back from seeing the Psychiatrist who believes, as I do, that I have AD/HD. Apparantly I now have to wait @ 3 months, due to application for funding etc, before being referred to a specialist for assessment and treatment. This is not acceptable to me given how this condition effects my daily life.

I was advised to speak to Dr. Philip Asherson which I did, a few moments ago. Very friendly and helpful but doesn't do private work. I have to be lucky, and patient (not likely) enough to get referred to him. He recommended Dr Robert Schapira, at the Priory. Dr. Schapira is more elusive than Lord Lucan. Got his address, no number, directory enquiries, no number. Ring the Priory, through to a dozen departments, no one has heard of him. Is this all part of the test, I'm asking myself?

All I want is to see someone who specialises in the condition which has ruined my entire life. Hopefully they can then administer the correct treatment. Foolishly I live in Shropshire where no such expertise exists.

Will someone please please explain who, where and how much. Does anyone one know where I can find Dr. Schapira (probably off riding Shegar with Glen Miller), who must be worth pursuing given the recommendation from Dr. Asherson.

Oh how I long for the initial prognosis of Bipolar to have been right. The complexities of living with AD/HD seem nothing in comparison to getting treatment!!!

Apologies if this has been covered, I'm a newbie


Robert schapira works in harley street and a hospital in hertfordshire. the london medical centre in harley street is 0207 935 0023. He is definately worthy of the recommendation from prof A. Go see dr robert if you can...

crazycat1990
04-22-09, 12:45 PM
Some useful info here! :)

When I got diagnosed with Asperger's, I just got referred from my GP to CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) in Redhill cos it's my nearest one. Now I'm 18 I'm going to Shaws Corner in Reigate for my ADHD assessment. None of those places are proper ADHD clinics, didn't even know they existed tbh :o

doiadhd
06-16-09, 07:16 PM
Hi i,m from the south west of england and am having a nightmare trying to get a diagnosis.The psychiatrist still thinks adhd is a child's disorder!And he is a proper -swear word-!
The doctors don't have a clue either......i,m getting refered to a psychologist now after wasting 3-4 months with these people!I don't think i can handle it if this person turns out to be like the rest.......it's like they are playing catch or hot potatoe with me!
It can not be that hard !!!!They just have to refer me to someone who can comfirm it or not-I don't care about that bit as long as i know it is going to happen!

XR,SR stoneyend
12-18-10, 01:05 AM
Im making the assumption that a lot of people in the UK are not happy with the standard of intervention provided on the NHS. It also seems that the standard of intervention varies dramatically based on region and psychiatrists own specialist interest.

Spikey 723
12-20-10, 09:05 AM
In my city the NHS adult ADHD clinic runs one afternoon a week. And before that - millions of staff saying 'it's a choice' or 'you can't have adhd cos ...'.

But now I'm seeing the right doctor I'm on the right meds - it takes a time but keep trying.