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What are the fees expected following assessment:

If someone is diagnosed and medication is recommended, they will need to commit to monthly follow-up appointments until stabilised on any medication. This can be anything from 3+ follow-ups, it is completely dependent on how well you respond to treatment. It is not something that can be rushed. They need to be prepared for it to cost in the region of £300- £320 per month (approximately) if titrating medication. This is the cost of a follow-up plus any medication prescribed.

They will also need an annual review which is recommended within NICE guidelines when prescribed ADHD medication.

Shared care:

If someone asks “will I be able to get any medication prescribed on the NHS” I always advise them to discuss with their GP so they know if GP is willing to enter into a shared care agreement once they are stabilised on any medication prescribed. I generally find most GP’s are happy with my assessments and happy to enter into shared care, but the occasional GP is unwilling to.

It’s not something I can 100% guarantee.

Already diagnosed with ADHD, looking for a medication review:

They will need to provide a full diagnostic report and I would need to see this before agreeing to seeing them for a medication review.

If they don’t have a diagnostic report that meets NICE guidelines and diagnostic criteria, I would need them to have a full diagnostic assessment.

Do I need to bring someone with me to my appointment?

This is completely your choice.

It is helpful to have someone who has know you since childhood or for a long period of time to contribute to your assessment. However this information can be gathered before your assessment by us sending a questionnaire to be completed.

If under the age of 18 then yes, however we are happy to respect your wishes to have part of your assessment without a parent in the room.

Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my assessment?

It can be helpful to write some notes ahead of your appointment, just encase you worry you’ll forget important information. Sometimes when people feel overwhelmed or under pressure its easier to forget things. But there is no expectation to do this as we will go through everything with you on the day.

We do suggest sending any relevant paperwork to use beforehand such as previous assessments or school reports. Just email us about this and we can send you a secure link for you to upload these.

Will my assessment be concluded on the day?

In most circumstances yes. We do our best to conclude your assessment on the day. However, occasionally we may need to seek supervision or gather further information to ensure we come to the right conclusion for you. If this was the case we would discuss the reasons why we need to delay concluding.

What will happen following my assessment?

If you meet the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, you will be given information regarding your diagnosis and possible treatment options to consider. If you decide you would like to start treatment under The ADHD Nurse, then we would book you in for a follow-up appointment to discuss this is more detail. It’s important you feel equipped with the right information and understand how medication work etc. This is too much to go through on the day of your assessment so we always recommend doing this separately with a clear mind.

You will also receive a diagnostic report within 14 days of your assessment.