This practice is not funded to provide comprehensive NHS services for adults with ADHD.
National guidance expects long-term involvement of specialists in reviewing these patients and their medical treatment, but this does not currently happen in Oxfordshire.
Therefore the practice has taken the difficult decision that any new requests from specialists, both NHS and private, to prescribe ADHD medications to adult patients, will be declined.
We will also be making this clear to providers of ADHD services, at the point we refer patients for a diagnostic assessment. Care of adults already receiving ADHD treatments remains under careful review.
Patients may be able to access the care they need outside of the NHS, for instance by seeking a referral to a private provider from their NHS GP or NHS specialist.
As your NHS GP, we will not enter into “shared care” arrangements with private providers.
Patients should not be left without the care they need, due to a lack of comprehensive NHS funding, and our local representatives have raised this issue with local funding and decision-making groups. If you also wish to raise this issue, you may want to contact the “planned care team” at the local Integrated Care Board, firstname.lastname@example.org , and/or your MP.