PGP Pulse

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ADHD medication prescribed by non-NHS clinics

If you have attended a non-NHS clinic (Private clinic) and have been prescribed ADHD medication or you are considering using a non-NHS clinic for an ADHD assessment, it is important to note that The Practice is not obliged to issue medication on an ongoing basis prescribed from a non-NHS clinic. The Practice will endeavour to prescribe the medication you need as long as it is safe to do so. As a rule, our guidelines for prescribing medication that has been started at a non-NHS ADHD clinic is:

  1. Recommendation must be by a GMC registered clinician.
  2. The organisation must be CQC registered.
  3. They must have undertaken a thorough assessment of the patient.
  4. The patient must have been taking a stable dose of the medication for 3 months before we will take over prescribing.
  5. The organisation must  continue to regularly review the patient.
  6. The request for us to issue medication must be accompanied by formal shared care agreement, outlining the private clinics ongoing role and responsibility to monitor the patient following any future dose change.

Please take this in to consideration if you are seeking a non-NHS (Private) ADHD assessment.