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Following a diagnosis

The NDP team assesses children and young people for neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


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ADHD: Following a diagnosis - information for parents and carers

First appointment

At the first appointment, we meet with the child and family and ensure all understand the diagnosis, answer any questions that they may have and provide written information or signposting to other agencies or services as needed.


We also offer medication, particularly where the ADHD is more severe or is causing considerable educational or emotional harm. The team offer a prescribing service, which means that we can issue prescriptions for children in our service for ADHD medications.



Follow-up appointments

Where medication is used, the child will be seen regularly by an ADHD specialist nurse who monitors any therapeutic or possible side effects of this, liaises with the school and works with the child and family on agreed outcomes and areas of most concern.


If medication's not required, a future appointment will still be made. Discussed again are medications and the other options available to you.


If you are waiting for a new or a follow up appointment and you are concerned about your child’s health please contact your GP. In an emergency, call 111 or 999.



Virtual ADHD Information Session for Parents

We would like to invite you to a Virtual ADHD information day for Parents.


The next Virtual ADHD Information day is Friday 19th April, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm.


This may be of particular interest if your child has a recent diagnosis of ADHD or you wish to learn more about it.


If you would like to sign up to one of the sessions (held currently 4 times a year), please download and return the ADHD information day registration form. We look forward to meeting you.



Videos - explaining ADHD, medication in ADHD and behaviour management in ADHD











Information about ADHD
















For further information and resources, please visit our ADHD: Additional Information page.




Stimulants and Non-Stimulants in ADHD

Stimulants in ADHD

Equasym XL, Medikinet XL, Concerta XL





Non-Stimulants in ADHD

Atomoxetine, Intuniv

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