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Old 09-27-07, 08:10 AM
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Adult ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Hi All

After my experiences trying to find where to go to get diagnosed in the UK I am posting this list of contact info. Please feel feel free to add places to it as you find them.

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Maudsley Hospital (NHS Only)

Dr Xenitidis

Consultant Psychiatrist

Adult ADHD Service

Maudsley Hospital

Denmark hill

Camberwell

London

SE5 8AZ



Phone 020 7252 7570

Web page http://www.slam.nhs.uk/services/pages/detail.asp?id=1045





Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre (NHS and Private)

Dr Kewley

48-50 Springfield Road

Horsham

West Sussex

RH12 2PD



Phone 01403 240002

Email info@lanc.uk.com

Web page http://www.lanc.uk.com/index.htm



Swansea (NHS and Private)

Professor Johannes Thome

Consultant Psychiatist




Private Clinic

Sancta Maria Hospital

Ffynone Road

Swansea

SA1 6DF

Phone 01792 479040

Web Page http://johannesthome.com/private.html



NHS Clinic

Cefn Coed Hospital

Waunarlwydd Road
Swansea


SA2 0GH
Phone 01792 561155


Web Page http://johannesthome.com/nhs.html

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Old 09-28-07, 09:32 AM
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Followed up a lead regarding Dr Brian Toone who works at the Maudsley, his name appears in the Priory Healthcare website however it's in the medical/legal section dealing with expert witnesses and I was unable to find out if he takes private Adult ADHD referrals.

Further investigation uncovered a Dr Neil Macfarlane who has started with the Priory in the last month. Dr Macfarlanes riory webpage http://www.prioryhealthcare.com/For-...eil-MacFarlane
indicates he specialises in Adult ADHD referrals. His recent arrival would explain why the Priory website does not list ADHD in the Adult section but only in the Child and Adolescent section and I had to check each individual childhood ADHD consultants details to find Dr Macfarlane.

There are times when ADHD hyperfocus comes in useful.

Dr Macfarlane works from
The Priory
Ticehurst House
Ticehurst
East Sussex
TN5 7HU

Tel 01580 200391

In doing this research it is obvious that the Priory does not cross refer, in that an inquiry about a referral for a speciality for which the location contacted does not have a consultant will not be passed on to a Priory location with a consultant in that speciality. The locations therefore appear to act independantly in true private market fashion. This accounts for the negative response received by my GP to his enquiry to the local Priory hospital.

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Purely by chance I found in the small ads in the Glasgow Herald an ad for the ADHD Direct service which appears to be the only place in Scotland.

web address is http://www.adhddirect.co.uk/

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There's also the Dyscovery Centre in Newport, South Wales.

And some more pointers in this thread.
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Currently (Autumn 2007) the Dyscovery Centre feels that adults such as myself (age 46) are outside the scope of its experience. It does deal with young adults, particularly those of student age.

This may change as awareness increases that ADHD continues after education ceases.

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Professor David Nutt of the Neuroscience Department of Bristol University runs an ADHD clinic at Bristol Royal Infirmary. GP's can refer to him. Unfortunately, his clinic is only open once a month (funding reasons) so there is a wait of about 3 months.
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Dr. K. Puvanendram (PRIVATE)
The Essex Nuffield Hospital
Shelfield Road
Brentwood, Essex CM15 8EH
Telephone: 01277 201158


Dr. K. Puvanendram is specialized in paediatric psychiatry but does diagnosis and treatment of adults as well! My husband was able to book an appointment with 7 days notice, receive a full assessment the same day and is now getting proper medication. From what I've heard of prices charged by other clinics, I believe he is very affordable.

I hope this info can help someone!
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Just found this article in the Daily Mail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1799

It mentions a Professor Philip Asherson who is the UK's leading expert on Adult ADHD at Maudsley Hospital, it says he runs 2 clinics there. Its dated last year so not sure if he's still there, or whether the guy you've mentioned above has taken over.
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Re: Adult ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Dr Jonathan Dowson
Adult ADHD Clinic
Addenbrookes Hospital
Cambridge
jhd1000@cam.ac.uk

This is an NHS Adult ADHD clinic. As far as I know, because of funding issues, they only do assessments and do not generally offer ongoing treatment beyond the initial diagnosis. That would be left to your GP.

You will need probably need to be referred by a Psychiatrist, as was I. This is where I got assessed and diagnosed.

Don't be put off by stories of long waiting lists. I was able to be seen within a few weeks of my referral.
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Re: Adult ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Thanks for the long list Launter. I had hoped that the thread would stick to those clinics willing to assess, diagnose and treat Adult ADHD as opposed to childhood and adolescent ADHD as it is comparatively easy to find the latter as your list indicates.

I am sure that many of the clinics you have listed will eventually be willing to undertake work with adults but as yet the list of professionals willing to assess adults in the UK is very short.

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Re: Adult ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Okay I did manage to locate this thread and "sticky it" so that it will remain an easy find here in the UK section - I also posted a hyperlink to it on a post devoted to the UK in the "where do I find a health care practioner" thread located in the diagnosis section of General ADD -

Thank you kilted_scotsman for informing me of this wonderful information and it only took me a week to find it - but I did remember - {a miracle} becuase I believe a proper diagnosis is important enough to actually peirce through the ADD jumbled mess I call a brain or is that my desk - any hoo

kilted_scotsman is right places that assess children are soooo much easier to find than those who address adults - so lets try to keep this information relating to where adults can be assessed for ADD!
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Re: Adult ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Nice thread.

couple things to add:

- Only consider the "Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre" in Horsham if you can afford spending good money (700+?) on a diagnosis because they do not undertake adult assessments under health insurance.

- Only consider Maudsley Hospital in Camberwell if you can afford to wait a couple years for your appointment. Thank you NHS!!!!

- Wellington Hospital in London could be an useful option for a diagnosis (Neuropsychological assessment cost about 850), I think they are ok with health insurance:

The Wellington Hospital
Wellington Place
London, NW8 9LE
Telephone: +44 (0)20 75865959

website: http://www.thewellingtonhospital.com...4-722E52F22125


--> I would be REALLY interested to know if anyone has been there and could tell me if they are good/what to expect.


Another useful resource might be the members list of the division of Neuropsychology of the British Psychological Society lists a few adult ADHD specialists in the UK:
http://www.bps.org.uk/don/member-list.cfm?&showAll=true


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Re: Adult ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Thanks Bahhh

It would be interesting to know if any Health Insurances cover Adult ADHD/ADD assessments as it's not yet widely recognised in the UK and NICE are yet to publish treatment guidelines for the NHS.

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Re: Adult ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

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Thanks Bahhh

It would be interesting to know if any Health Insurances cover Adult ADHD/ADD assessments as it's not yet widely recognised in the UK and NICE are yet to publish treatment guidelines for the NHS.

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BUPA does not cover ADHD treatment but definitely covers the cost of medical diagnosis.
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Re: Adult ADHD Assessment Centres in UK

Sorry it has taken me so long to post this, but I have some useful information for anyone trying to get a referral to a clinic for diagnosis.

Just before Christmas, I phoned the South London and Maudsley Clinic and they told me that their waiting list is around 13 weeks, NOT 2 years as has been previously quoted here, so don't lose heart. It is a national service.

I also phoned the LANC clinic in Sussex, and they DO take NHS referrals. They said they could usually make an appointment within a few weeks of referral.

Some centres do not have a very long waiting list at all, so even if a centre only offers diagnosis but not follow-up treatment, it can be worth getting a diagnosis there anyway, and you can always request referral to the national service at Maudsley or at the LANC clinic for follow up treatment after that.

If you are seeking a diagnosis, don't do what us ADHD people do so often and give up when it gets difficult. Keep going! Realistically, a diagnosis may take up to a year, but it is worth it to know for sure whether or not you have ADHD.

Finally, I found a private clinic in Harrow with a good Psychiatrist, Dr. Theodore Soutzos, who specialises in Adult ADHD amongst other things. As far as I know, he can offer an initial assessment for about 350 which is cheaper than the LANC clinic. It should only take one consultation for a diagnosis of ADHD, but I am not entirely sure, so don't quote me on it. Further consultations are 300 for 60 mins or 175 for 30 mins. Unfortunately, they do not take NHS referrals. I have heard very good things about him though.

His details can be found on the following website.

http://www.harrowhealthcare.com/serv...m#psychiatrist

Hope this all helps.

PS Regarding insurance, the only insurance I ever came across that covered psychiatric treatment was quite expensive and only allowed you to claim for psychiatric treatment two years after the cover starts, and as with most things would not cover you for existing conditions. They may be other options I am not aware of though.
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