6tH November 2023
ADHD Medication Prescribing
As a practice we have recently reviewed our ADHD prescribing policy to ensure that it allows us to maintain our high standards of patient care and safety.
It is important that when taking this medication, patients receive a 6 monthly review. This includes a physical check-up. Unfortunately, this is not a service that we as a practice are funded or have the capacity to deliver.
If you are prescribed ADHD medication, we therefore would like to stress how important it is that you attend your Specialist ADHD clinic appointments.
If you are struggling to obtain a specialist appointment, please contact the Specialist clinic directly.
Community paediatrics 0151 514 2526
For adults, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation (CWP) 0300 303 3157
Please note that we are no longer able to prescribe medications for patients under the age of 18 that attend private ADHD clinics. This again is because patient safety is our priority. We are currently writing to those providers and ask that you contact the specialist as soon as possible so that your child’s prescription is not disrupted. We are writing to the parents of those children affected in order to allow them ample time to make alternative arrangements.
For parents of children seeking new ADHD assessments please speak directly to your child’s school.
We thank you for your understanding.