If a diagnosis of ADHD or ADD is made, then medication options will be
discussed if this is something that you would like to consider. Your GP may be
willing to prescribe medication according to a recommended treatment plan.
In this case, you may not need many follow-up appointments with Adult
ADHD North West.
Most GPs are willing to take over prescribing of ADHD medications, once the
dose has been stabilised, under a Shared Care Protocol. In this situation, you
may require only a few follow up appointments with Adult ADHD NorthWest to
ensure that you are on the correct medication, at the correct dose. Your
ADHD medication will be prescribed as a private prescription until your GP is
able to take over prescribing. Once stabilised, you will require a follow up
appointment at least once a year either with Adult ADHD NorthWest or your
local NHS ADHD service.
Some GPs will not prescribe ADHD medication at all. In this situation you will
need to attend follow up appointments with Adult ADHD NorthWest whilst
your dose of medication is stabilised. Once we find the right medication at the
right dose for you then you will only need to attend for a follow up
appointment with Adult ADHD NorthWest every 6 months so that your weight,
pulse and blood pressure can be monitored in line with national guidance.
Private prescriptions will be issued by Adult ADHD NorthWest. Please note
there is a fee for issue of private prescriptions.