Adult ADHD Service
We offer new patient assessment/diagnosis,medication testing and titration with 12-month annual reviews.
The Adult ADHD Service
Level 2 of The Springwell Centre,
Barnet EN5 3DJ
Reception: 020 8702 5544
Office: 020 8702 4378
Service E-mail: beh-tr.AdultADHDClinic@nhs.net
Team Manager: Cathy McCaffrey
Clinical Lead: Dr Ulrich Müller-Sedgwick
Opening Hours: 9.00 AM - 5.00 PM, Monday to Friday
What We Offer
At present, we offer new patient assessment/diagnosis,medication testing and titration with 12-month annual reviews. We are also currently working towards developing non-pharmaceutical services such as group therapy, activities and psychoeducation.
If you are interested in collaborating with us to deliver any of these please contact email@example.com.
There may be something’s you need to do prior to your assessment such as find school reports, note down why you think you have ADHD, complete your BAARS questionnaires, bring supporting evidence and bring someone with you for support and who knows you well if possible . Also, If you have time please print and fill in this form: https://www.choiceandmedication.org/generate.php?sid=108&fname=handy-history.pdf
Assessments may include the doctor gathering information about your childhood and adulthood, determining whether you meet the criteria for an ADHD diagnosis and identifying any other mental health disorders that could be affecting you.
Once the assessment has finished, the doctor will write up a report which will be sent to you, your GP and the person who referred you for an assessment service. The report will include treatment recommendations where appropriate for you.
You do not have to treat your ADHD with medication if you do not want to. However, if you decide this is the best course of action for you, the doctor will help you find the right medication and dosage for your needs and life. This will be done very gradually in a process called ‘titration’. Once you are on a stable dose, we will transfer you back to your GP who will be able to keep prescribing you on that dose from now on.
How You Can Access Our Service
You can discuss referral with your GP.
Once they have referred you to the service, your referral will be screened in our weekly meeting, and providing that you meet criteria for an ADHD assessment you will be added to our waiting list for a new patient assessment.
If you have already been diagnosed with ADHD elsewhere, there an option for your GP to send through the details of this and you may be seen sooner if you do not need to be reassessed.
Who Is This Service For?
The Barnet, Enfield & Haringey (BEH) Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) service is a tertiary provision for people over 18 years of age and within the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey catchment area. It provides specialist assessment and medical management of Adult ADHD. It is a non-emergency service and there are no provisions for care co-ordination at present.
The service is based in the Springwell Centre at Barnet Hospital site. On some days of the week we can also see patients at The Redhill Clinic (64 Station Road, Edgware); so let us know which location is more convenient for you.
Below are some links that you may find useful:
You may find these tips when visiting the GP useful: https://www.choiceandmedication.org/generate.php?sid=108&fname=Get-the-best-from-your-GP.pdf
Or have a look at our ‘meeting preparation/aftermath sheet’:
Explaining ADHD to your GP: https://attentionuk.org/frequently-asked-questions/
What support you’re entitled to as a student with ADHD: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13t0WacZKsrX1mq56MK4g3CoR0zP9CP7Y/view?usp=sharing
ADHD and your rights:https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org